Outdoor Recreation Industry

July 25, 2019

State Offices Get Boost From New Recreation-Focused Network

The sunrises over Virginia's mountains

Fifteen states have now established offices or task forces to study the growing outdoor recreation economy, promote outdoor opportunities and improve access to the outdoors for their residents and visitors alike. In 2019 alone, four states have created new divisions—with two offices established in July—and this week the nonpartisan National Governors Association (NGA) announced the […]

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December 14, 2018

How the $867 Billion Farm Bill Will Impact Outdoor Recreation

A Pennsylvania field with the sun shining on it in the morning

This week, Congress passed an $867 billion Farm Bill with new language that supports land and water conservation, and creates opportunities for the outdoor recreation industry in government-led forestry, conservation and rural development programs. The bill passed overwhelmingly in both the Senate and the House, which approved the legislation on Dec. 12, 2018, and is now […]

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