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

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

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

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.

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.

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.