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Congress advances multiple conservation and outdoor recreation priorities

Following passage off the public lands package earlier this year, Congress continues to demonstrate its strong appetite for improving federal conservation and recreation policies through introduction and swift action on key pieces of legislation. The NMMA has worked closely with Congressional leaders to advance these measures, which would improve and expand opportunities for recreation on public lands and waters. Summaries ...

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Wisconsin establishes Office of Outdoor Recreation

Last week, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed the state budget bill into law, which subsequently created the Office of Outdoor Recreation within Wisconsin Tourism – an important initiative that will help expand outdoor recreation opportunities in the state. With this measure, Wisconsin becomes the 14th state to establish an outdoor recreation office, a testament to the growing understanding of the ...

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Legislators introduce new outdoor recreation access bill

Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced the Recreation Not Red Tape Act (H.R. 3458), which would increase recreational opportunities on public lands and waters. The NMMA said it strongly supports this legislation and is actively advocating for its passage. "Led by boating and fishing, outdoor recreation is one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. economy, and the ...

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Boaterz n Bikerz of America wrap Hull of a Tour 5 event

A group of boating industry executives and their sponsored friends from eight states joined together for the fifth Boaterz n Bikerz of America: Hull of a Tour 5, “The Dragon’s Roar,” a weeklong epic adventure that celebrates the best of boating and motorcycling and the recreational outdoor lifestyle. Staged this year in the Smokey Mountains with base-camp at the Iron ...

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Multiple states consider establishing outdoor recreation office

To facilitate greater public participation in outdoor recreation activities, several state legislatures are currently weighing measures to create offices dedicated to this mission, with New Mexico being the most recent to establish an outdoor recreation office. Collaborating with state leaders to advance outdoor recreation priorities across the country is a top issue of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, of which NMMA ...

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Senate Committee holds hearing on outdoor recreation infrastructure

This morning, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing on improving access, infrastructure, and permitting for outdoor recreation. The National Marine Manufacturers Association applauded the committee’s leadership for convening the hearing, noting that the action shows outdoor recreation remains a key bipartisan priority. Ahead of the hearing, NMMA senior vice president of government relations ...

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House approves Natural Resources Management Act, awaits President Trump’s signature

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47) – bipartisan legislation would bolster conservation efforts and access to public lands and waters. NMMA applauded the bill’s passage – a top priority of the outdoor recreation community – and urged President Trump to sign it into law. “The House’s unanimous approval of the National ...

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Outdoor recreation is driving the U.S. economy

As we move into the autumn months, many are looking back fondly on time spent this summer enjoying America’s great outdoors. Whether a family vacation to one of America’s majestic national parks or an afternoon enjoyed with friends on one of our country’s countless waterways, the memories made will be everlasting. And, in the process, many played an important role ...

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Outdoor recreation industries impact U.S. economy

The Outdoor Industry Association recently released its report, “The Outdoor Recreation Economy,” which highlights the economic impact of the many outdoor recreation industries in the U.S. “The outdoor industry is more than just fun. It’s more than just something people do. It’s something that employs millions of Americans, it provides billions in tax dollars and spending, and if anything it brings ...

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