Partners Outdoors 2011

Partners Outdoors 2011 Report Now Available

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Leaders from the recreation industry and federal agencies met at Partners Outdoors 2011, held January 23rd to 26th at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. The dual themes were Health and the Great Outdoors and Getting More Americans into Their Great Outdoors. It marked the 20th year of the invitation-only meeting. Organizations in attendance are centrally involved in efforts to link Americans to the outdoors. Participants discussed key public and private efforts to connect the American people to the outdoors at the national, state and local levels, including the Obama Administration's new America's Great Outdoors initiative. Discussions built on the groundbreaking dialogue at last year’s Partners Outdoors meeting between the healthcare and recreation communities. There is growing agreement that real promise exists for improving the health of the American people through recreation, including redirecting focus from traditional spending on drugs and surgery to investments in recreation facilities and opportunities. General session topics included: The Future of Recreation; America’s Great Outdoors Initiative: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going; Partners Working to Keep Americans Fishing and Boating in the Great Outdoors; Getting Americans Back Outdoors; Health People, Healthy Places: Building the Link; Opportunities for Partnerships Promoting Active Lifestyles in the 21st Century; Education and the Outdoors; Making Great Outdoors Month a Vehicle for Action; and People and the Great Outdoors: The Challenges and the Opportunities.

Partners Outdoors 2011 Resource Book - Flash Drive Available to Purchase

Partners Outdoors 2011 Resource Book - Flash Drive Available to Purchase

Copies of the Partners Outdoors Resource Book are available on a flash drive for $100. The resource book contains valuable information on Health and the Great Outdoors, on recreation trends and links to key websites – including direct links to key federal agency information. To order the drive, call ARC at 202-682-9530.

View the table of contents below or by clicking here.


Making Great Outdoors Month a Vehicle for Action
            Great Outdoors Month Proclamations
                        Presidential Proclamations
                                    Bush 2008 Proclamation
                                    Obama 2009 Proclamation
                                    Obama 2010 Proclamation
                        2010 Proclamations
                        Proclamations by State 
            ED OUT Summary, 2010
            Great American Backyard Campout, 2011
            GO-Day Report, 2010
            Great Outdoors Week Report, 2010
            National Fishing and Boating Week, 2010
            National Marina Day Summary, 2010
            National Trails Day Highlights, 2010
Healthy People/Healthy Places: Building the Link
            America’s Public Lands and Waters – The Gateway to Better Health?, 2004
            Assessment of Visitor Access to National Wildlife Refuges, 2010
            Center for Disease Control Obesity Trends, 2009
            Children Spend Too Much Time Using Electronic Devices
            Exploring the Role of the National Park Service in Health Promotion
            Get a Daily Dose of Green Space
            National Park Hospitality Association Lobbies for More Lodging in Parks
            National Park Service Public Health Staff Contact List
            Park Prescriptions
            The Medical Mile
            Yosemite Staff Strives to Manage Record Crowds

Responding to the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative
            America’s Great Outdoors Presidential Directive
            America’s Great Outdoors Summary
            American Recreation Coalition’s AGO IdeaJam Submissions Summary
            American Recreation Coalition Contributions to America’s Great Outdoors IdeaJam
            Choosing a Better Path
            Great Outdoors America: Outdoor Resources Review Group
            National Parks Second Century Commission Report
            Voters’ Attitudes Toward America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (Data)
            Voters’ Attitudes Toward America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (Report)
Background Reading and Information
            Advocates Call for More New York State Parks Funding
            Dirk Kempthorne Champions Green Technology for RVs
            Economic Impact of National Parks, 2006
            Economics of Open Space
            National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife- Associated Recreation, 2006
            National Visitor Use Monitoring Results, USDA Forest Service, 2010
            National Park Hospitality Association Testimony to Congress, 2010
            Outdoor Recreation Trends, 2011
            Race, Gender, and Social Class Participation in Outdoor Recreation, 2002
            Trends in Visitation to National Parks, 2009
Federal Resources
            Federal Lands Highway Program Recent Accomplishments
            Forest Service Framework for Sustainable Recreation
            Forest Service RecLink Description
Special Information Links
            Government & Related
            Directories & Guides