Congressional Leaders Voice Concerns Over Proposed NPS Director's Order 100

Congressional Leaders Voice Concerns Over Proposed NPS Director's Order 100

Read the proposed Director's Order 100 here.

House Votes to Measure Outdoor Recreation as Part of GDP

House of Representatives Votes to Count Outdoor Recreation Economy as Part of U.S. GDP

Source: NMMA Currents

Delaware North-Operated Facility at Yellowstone Awarded First Zero Waste Certificate in a U.S. National Park

Delaware North-Operated Facility at Yellowstone Awarded First Zero Waste Certificate in a U.S. National Park
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The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council has awarded Delaware North a Zero Waste Certificate for its environmentally-friendly operation of the Yellowstone General Stores warehouse.

I-GO: Google Donates $165k to Send Fourth Graders to National Parks

Google Donates $165k to Send Fourth Graders to National Parks
By Kyle Feldscher, Washington Examiner

Google has donated $165,000 to send about 1,700 children to national parks around the country as a part of the National Park Foundation's efforts to get more kids into the parks.

Governor Wolf Hails DCNR Online Reservation Innovation for Campers, Cost Savings at State Parks Across Pa.

Governor Wolf Hails DCNR Online Reservation Innovation for Campers, Cost Savings at State Parks Across Pa.

Wellsville, York County, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today praised the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ efforts to implement new digital technology to make reservations more accessible for visitors and made agency efforts more efficient, saving more than $100,000 a year.

2016 Report to Members

See ARC's 2016 Report to Members here

ARC continues to help key recreation interests share ideas and information with those public leaders and policy makers who influence the future of recreation in America. With help, we will define the America’s Great Outdoors Agenda and help build a strong base for recreation through:

  • improved access to and stewardship of America’s Great Outdoors;
  • a solid, sustainable infrastructure making fun outdoors safe and enjoyable – from good trails for all types of activities to better boating and fishing access, from better campgrounds to better chances to watch wildlife, from enjoyable food and lodging to great skiing and rafting and more;
  • attention to the surface transportation network needed to connect Americans to the Great Outdoors and keep their travels on our public lands safe and enjoyable;
  • programs which invite all Americans to get to know their outdoors legacy – outreach to youth, and especially urban youth; expansion of CCC-like efforts; recreation skills training programs; and
  • utilization of technology to help Americans find good places to go for healthy fun, to learn what they can enjoy during time in the Great Outdoors and to help them arrange for the services and equipment they will need to support great memories.
  • Outdoor Recreation Economic Data Today and Tomorrow

    SEPTEMBER 2016 RECREATION EXCHANGE
    Outdoor Recreation Economic Data Today and Tomorrow

    Economic data relating to outdoor recreation is a hot topic. Improving the data, better sharing of data and use of the data in decision-making unifies the public and private sectors of the $650 billion per annum outdoor recreation community. ARC’s September 27 Recreation Exchange: Outdoor Recreation Economic Data Today and Tomorrow showcased how public and private organizations are using and improving data to help enhance visitor experiences on public lands and waters.

    Renewal Through Nature: America's National Parks and Their Effects on the Mind

    Renewal Through Nature: America's National Parks and Their Effects on the Mind
    Blog appearing on thinkfun.com.

    It was early on a March morning when my mother and I began our trek. Breathing in the chilly, pine-scented air, we set out from our cabin to Mather Point, following the dimly lit trail to the canyon’s south rim. We had set out to see the Grand Canyon National Park sunrise, an experience lauded by many as a memory lasting a lifetime. We were not the only ones who had braved the near-freezing temperatures that morning. Dozens of fellow hikers had gathered to witness the Grand Canyon’s great awakening, bundled up with their cameras ready for action.

    Planning for Success

    Planning for Success

    DOI Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management Jim Lyons; Livingston Group Consultant Mark Rey and Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office Director Luis Benitez discuss plans for the future success of outdoor recreation. Moderated by RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer.

    A Salute to the Past and a Commitment to the Future

    A Salute to the Past and a Commitment to the Future

    Former U.S. Senators Blanch Lincoln and Mark Begich join American Wind Energy Association CEO Tom Kiernan in a Congressional Hearing-style panel discussion on navigating transitions and planning for the future of outdoor recreation in the travel, education and health sectors at Partners Outdoors 2016. Playing the role of witnesses are Travel Oregon CEO and U.S. Travel Association Chair Todd Davidson, National Wildlife Federation VP for Education Kevin Coyle and NPS Park Rx Advisor Dr. Robert Zarr.