Tag Archives: outdoor recreation

ORR partners with Oregon State for research, education resources

Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) has joined other leading recreation organizations as the newest member of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), of which the NMMA is a founding member.As ORR’s first higher education member, OSU’s CORE will bring the bandwidth and expertise of a top-tier public university to the $689 billion outdoor recreation industry, supporting the ...

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Bipartisan outdoor recreation bill is introduced

Capitol Hill

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, introduced the Outdoor Recreation Act. This bipartisan legislation would increase and improve outdoor recreation opportunities across the nation while improving infrastructure and driving economic growth in rural communities.“West Virginia is home to stunning public lands that bring ...

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Outdoor industry works to gather industry information on workforce development and other issues

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) – of which NMMA is a founding member – has been working in collaboration with the Outdoor Industry Association and Oregon State University's Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy on a survey to gather information about industry needs for workforce development and diversity, equity, and inclusion advancement. The voluntary Workforce Assessment Survey is seeking participation from leadership ...

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Outdoor recreation community has opportunity to inform spending priorities

The passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) was a huge accomplishment for the outdoor recreation industry and the thousands of businesses that make up the $788 billion recreation economy. Through GAOA implementation, the outdoor recreation community has the unique opportunity to have its voice heard and inform agency and congressional partners of priorities carried out through the Land ...

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Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation seeks stakeholder input

The Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation is seeking input from Wisconsin outdoor recreation stakeholders to help guide strategic planning. Complete the survey by clicking the link here. The survey must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on August 15. Initially created in the 2019 budget cycle, the Wisconsin Office of Outdoor Recreation received two years of renewed funding in the 2021 budget ...

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Arkansas Governor announces Office of Outdoor Recreation

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced that the state will create an Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC) within the state’s Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT). The new office will be focused on developing new opportunities to showcase the state’s wide variety of outdoor activities, including boating, trail activities, and cycling. Arkansas is among the first southern state to ...

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Senate touts economic importance of outdoor recreation

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion recently held a hearing on the state of outdoor tourism, recreation, and ecotourism, noting the importance outdoor recreation has on local economies as communities recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. In opening remarks, Chairwoman Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) emphasized the role outdoor recreation plays in state economic development and ...

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Pelican International acquires Advanced Elements, Inc.

As part of its strategic plan, Pelican International Inc., a leader in the paddle sports industry, acquired Advanced Elements Inc., a pioneer in the inflatable market, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Confluence Outdoors Inc. This acquisition broadens Pelican’s portfolio in the paddle sports industry, as it now offers all of its quality products with a complete range of technology, in addition ...

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Legislators reintroduce Recreation Not Red Tape Act

Outdoors Recreation Act

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable recently threw its support behind Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Blake Moore’s (R-UT) reintroduced Recreation Not Red Tape Act to lower obstacles for people to recreate in, improve and prioritize the outdoors. “Outdoor recreation is a major force in the nation’s economy, contributing $788 billion in economic output and supporting 5.2 million jobs. As our industry ...

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U.S. FWS promotes public recreational access in expansion

Continuing the Department of the Interior’s efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a proposal for new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities for game species across 2.1 million acres at 90 national wildlife refuges and on the lands of one national fish hatchery. “We are committed to ensuring Americans ...

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