Secretary Zinke Addresses Partners Outdoors 2017

Watch Secretary Zinke Address Partners Outdoors 2017

RECx 2017 Videos

RECx 2017 Videos

RECx: Great Ideas for the Great Outdoors is a showcase for great ideas about outdoor recreation presented in brief TED-like talks that took place on Wednesday, May 31. The presentations focused on pitching a new idea or telling a success story that demonstrates how outdoor recreation experiences, opportunities and resources can be improved. Presentation topics included: innovative partnerships and programs; enhancing visitor experiences; engaging people – especially children – in the Great Outdoors; and using technology to create and protect recreation resources.

Great Outdoors Month® 2017 In Full Swing!

Great Outdoors Month® 2017 In Full Swing!

Great Outdoors Month® is off to a fantastic start! Almost one million participants have already joined the yearly celebration by getting outdoors during the first two Great Outdoors Month® events – the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks™ Day and the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. And the fun is just beginning!

Great Outdoors Month® 2017 In Full Swing!

Great Outdoors Month® 2017 In Full Swing!

Great Outdoors Month® is off to a fantastic start! Almost one million participants have already joined the yearly celebration by getting outdoors during the first two Great Outdoors Month® events – the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks™ Day and the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. And the fun is just beginning!

Outdoor Recreation Leadership Summit Videos

2017 Outdoor Recreation Leadership Summit Videos

The Annual Outdoor Recreation Leadership Summit (Day 2 of Partners Outdoors 2017) was held June 1. During a series of presentations and discussions, leaders of the new Administration, recreation and tourism industry executives and key federal and state agency representatives looked at the future of outdoor recreation, focusing on the short-term and long-term implications of developments affecting people, places, products, programs, partnerships and politics. Click on the links below to check out these insightful presentations!

President Trump Proclaims June Great Outdoors Month®!

President Trump Proclaims June Great Outdoors Month®!

It’s officially Great Outdoors Month®! President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed June as Great Outdoors Month® – marking the 15th time a President has recognized the importance of the Great Outdoors with a Presidential proclamation. He is the third President to celebrate Great Outdoors Month® and the fifth to take action on either the Month or its predecessor, Great Outdoors Week. The proclamation, which was requested by more than two dozen organizations, encourages all Americans to get outdoors and enjoy healthy, active fun. Great Outdoors Month® features tens of thousands of diverse events – on land and water – in all 50 states, which will welcome millions to the Great Outdoors during June.

President Trump Proclaims June Great Outdoors Month®!

President Trump Proclaims June Great Outdoors Month®!

It’s officially Great Outdoors Month®! President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed June as Great Outdoors Month® – marking the 15th time a President has recognized the importance of the Great Outdoors with a Presidential proclamation. He is the third President to celebrate Great Outdoors Month® and the fifth to take action on either the Month or its predecessor, Great Outdoors Week. The proclamation, which was requested by more than two dozen organizations, encourages all Americans to get outdoors and enjoy healthy, active fun. Great Outdoors Month® features tens of thousands of diverse events – on land and water – in all 50 states, which will welcome millions to the Great Outdoors during June.

Unified Recreation Industry Offers Counsel to Commerce on ORSA

Unified Recreation Industry Offers Counsel to Commerce on ORSA

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) designed to facilitate a first-ever federal assessment of the economic importance of outdoor recreation to the nation’s economy. ORIR provided advice on the activities which comprise contemporary outdoor recreation with some additions reflecting likely growth areas in participation.

7th Annual "Kids to Parks Day" is Saturday, May 20, 2017

7th Annual "Kids to Parks Day" is Saturday, May 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8, 2017) -- Children, families and schools in communities across America will celebrate their local, state and national parks and public lands on Saturday, May 20th in commemoration of the 7th Annual Kids to Parks Day. National Park Trust estimates that nearly one million people will attend 1,000 park events across the country in what is fast becoming America's national day of outdoor play.

More Than 100 Outdoor Recreation Executives Sign Letter Urging The Administration to Keep the "Great" in Great Outdoors

More Than 100 Outdoor Recreation Executives Sign Letter Urging The Administration to Keep the "Great" in Great Outdoors