Partners Outdoors 2014 Videos

Partners Outdoors 2014 is in the books and was one of the most successful yet! Partners from all over the recreation community came out to the Department of the Interior in Washington D.C. to attend 3 days of spirited and inspirational discussion about how public and private entities can work better together to serve the public and share America’s Great Outdoors with everyone across the nation. Our 3 topics were: Funding Recreation in the Great Outdoors Sustainably, Hosting All Americans in their Great Outdoors and Working Better As Partners Outdoors. The lively discussions featured public and private heavyweights like National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, American Recreation Coalition President Derrick Crandall, Author Audrey Peterman, Virginia State Parks Director Joe Elton, Georgia State Parks Director Becky Kelley and many more. Monday’s first General Session, both General Sessions from Tuesday and Wednesday and Monday’s Beacon Awards are all available for viewing online.

2018 Legends Awards

2018 Legends Awards

Seven Legends Awards were presented to federal managers for outstanding work to improve outdoor recreation experiences and opportunities for the American people. The Awards were presented as a signature event of Great Outdoors Month® – the national celebration of the value and importance of outdoor recreation. Initiated by the American Recreation Coalition in 1991, Legends Awards enable federal agencies to nominate individuals whose extraordinary efforts have made a concrete difference in enhancing outdoor recreation programs and resources. The 2018 Legends recipients represent the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Together, these agencies host nearly one billion visits annually. 2018's winners are: Denise Clay, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Samantha Gray, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Joan Harn, National Park Service; Jack Placchi, Bureau of Land Management; Francisco Valenzuela, U.S. Forest Service; John Wilson, Federal Highway Administration; and Janet Zeller, U.S. Forest Service.

RECx 2018 Videos

RECx 2018 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 30. 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.

RECx 2018 Videos

RECx 2018 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 30. 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.

Partners Outdoors 2018

Partners Outdoors 2018
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Partners Outdoors 2018 will bring partners from the public and private sectors together to unify and focus recreation community efforts on core issues and showcase innovation in thinking and action. Brainstorming, visioning and action will be expected of all participants, and the program will celebrate the start of Great Outdoors Month. The Washington, D.C., area will once again host the event. The program will be a joint undertaking of private sector interests, coordinated through the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, federal agencies coordinated through the Federal Recreation Council, and state park agencies coordinated by the National Association of State Park Directors.

ORR Welcomes Department of Interior's New Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Welcomes Department of Interior's New Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee
Committee Will Give Stronger Voice to America’s Outdoor Recreation Industry and Enthusiasts
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Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2018) – The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) today welcomed the U.S. Department of the Interior’s announcement of the members of the newly-established Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee. The Committee is charged with finding solutions that will improve and conserve America’s public parks, lands and waters through strategic public-private partnerships.

Present at RECx 2018!

Act Now! Present at RECx 2018!

Do you have an outdoor recreation success story to tell? Do you have a wonderful idea about enhancing visitor experiences you would like to share? Do you want to reach an audience that can spread your ideas across the country? Here is your chance to share your great ideas with the outdoor recreation community. Make a RECx presentation at Partners Outdoors 2018!

Act Now! Present at RECx 2018!

Act Now! Present at RECx 2018!

Do you have an outdoor recreation success story to tell? Do you have a wonderful idea about enhancing visitor experiences you would like to share? Do you want to reach an audience that can spread your ideas across the country? Here is your chance to share your great ideas with the outdoor recreation community. Make a RECx presentation at Partners Outdoors 2018!

ORIR Calls for Immediate Action on Wildfire Fighting Costs

ORIR Calls for Immediate Action on Wildfire Fighting Costs

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) has expressed its strong support for the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, legislation introduced in 2017 in both the United States Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. In a January 17 letter to House and Senate leadership – as well as other key Members of Congress and administration officials – ORIR urged the nation’s leaders to reform the federal funding formula for wildfire suppression, saying, “Using 10-year average suppression costs for budgeting constrains non-suppression federal agency efforts...[and] jeopardizes public lands recreation programs vital to our segment of the US economy.”