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

Photo credit: Tami Heilemann

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.

Secretary Zinke provided an overview of his design for a major departmental reorganization, which he described as the “biggest in 100 years” and detailed as a reflection of the visions of John Muir and Gifford Pinchot. The reorganization will unite all federal lands around key ecosystems. And he told the group that the reorganization will reflect recreation’s large and growing role in public land and water management and substantially boost on-the-ground manpower.

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