Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Welcomes Government Recognition of Industry as GDP Contributor

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Welcomes Government Recognition of Industry as GDP Contributor
Inaugural Report Highlights Economic Influence of Outdoor Recreation Industry
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Washington, D.C. (February 14, 2018) – The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) today applauded the release of the first-ever government report recognizing the outdoor recreation industry as a significant economic contributor to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

FY2018 Budget Must Support Outdoor Recreation

FY2018 Budget Must Support Outdoor Recreation

(Washington, DC – June 23) America’s Great Outdoors is vital to the quality of life for most Americans and key to the nation’s $887 billion per year outdoor recreation industry. The federal government manages nearly one-third of the nation’s surface area, making it integral to the health of an industry that supports some 7.6 million jobs. The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) urges support for federal outdoor recreation programs in the FY2018 budget now being crafted by the Congress.

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.

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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.”