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Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Convenes National Leaders at NGA Winter Meeting

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Convenes National Leaders at NGA Winter Meeting
Industry Calls for Creation of Outdoor Recreation Offices in All 50 States
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Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2018) – The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) today called for governors in all 50 states to establish an Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (OREC) and reaffirmed its commitment to working collaboratively with state leaders to advance outdoor recreation priorities across the country.

American Recreation Coalition, Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable to Unify as Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

American Recreation Coalition, Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable to Unify as Outdoor Recreation Roundtable
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Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2018) – Recreation industry leaders announced today the formation of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), a powerful unified entity that will provide a strong voice for outdoor recreation across America. The new organization combines the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable, a coalition of America’s leading outdoor recreation trade associations, which was formed in 2017, and the American Recreation Coalition (ARC), an organization of recreation interests that has had a significant and positive impact on outdoor recreation for more than three decades.

Secretary Zinke Announces Changes in National Park Service Leadership

Secretary Zinke Announces Changes in National Park Service Leadership

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that he has selected Michael T. (Mike) Reynolds to be the superintendent of Yosemite National Park in California. He also named Paul Daniel (Dan) Smith the National Park Service’s acting director, replacing Reynolds, who has exercised the authority of NPS director since January 3, 2017.

Outdoor Recreation Industry Praises Interior’s Creation of New Recreation Advisory Committee, Appointment of “Recreation Cza

Outdoor Recreation Industry Praises Interior’s Creation of New Recreation Advisory Committee, Appointment of “Recreation Czar”

Rec Industry Reports Strong 2017, Strong Outlook

Recreation Industry Reports Strong 2017, Strong Outlook

Recreational activities continue to be a mainstay of the American lifestyle and economy according to the American Recreation Coalition’s new report Outdoor Recreation Outlook 2018. Outdoor recreation industry leaders report good sales and increased activity for 2017 and project still stronger activity in 2018. According to the Outdoor Industry Association's 2017 report: The Outdoor Recreation Economy, Americans spend more than $887 billion annually on equipment ranging from skis and tents to RVs and boats and on services ranging from fishing licenses to zip lines, supporting millions of jobs in manufacturing, sales and service.

Recreation Organizations Thank Montana's Senator Daines for Support and Action

Recreation Organizations Thank Montana's Senator Daines for Support and Action

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Touts Increased Partnerships, Celebrates American-Made Products

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Touts Increased Partnerships, Celebrates American-Made Products

Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2017) – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other senior federal officials met with representatives of the outdoor recreation industry at the U.S. Department of the Interior today to discuss how the use of public-private partnerships can help improve visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters.

Secretary Zinke Releases Boating Infrastructure Grant Funds

Secretary Zinke Releases Boating Infrastructure Grant Funds
Program channels boater taxes into user facility improvements

YORKTOWN, Va., July 7, 2017 – In a ceremony held today in Yorktown, Virginia, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke shared a $14.7 million check with Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Vice President Heather Lougheed, who accepted on behalf of America’s recreational boaters. The amount represents 2017-18 funding for the federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (B.I.G.) program, which funnels user taxes paid by boaters to develop transient boating projects.

U.S. Forest Service Engages Youth With Discovery Agents Technology

U.S. Forest Service Engages Youth With Discovery Agents Technology
50 sites now have game-based learning Missions created by U.S. Forest Service Interpreters

Kelowna, British Columbia - Discovery Agents, a leading educational technology platform, today announced the rollout of a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the American Recreation Coalition. Kids, or "Agents," can now download the geo-triggered augmented reality (AR) app for free at 50 different forest sites.

Recreation Industry Leaders Complete Important Day of Policy Discussions with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

Recreation Industry Leaders Complete Important Day of Policy Discussions with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2017) - Senior recreation industry corporate and trade association officials met with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday, April 24, capping a full and encouraging day of discussions with Trump Administration officials. The meetings were organized by the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) and began in Shenandoah National Park. Twelve hours later, the day’s discussions concluded in the office of the Secretary of the Interior in downtown Washington, DC.