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Outdoor Recreation Is the Economy of the Future 22 May 2017

Outdoor Recreation Is the Economy of the Future

Outdoor Recreation Industry Association

Its universality is part of what makes it so powerful, as an economic engine and an agent of positive change.  And the outdoor recreation economy continues to grow more diverse and stronger than ever.
Commerce Department Seeks Input on Definition of “Outdoor Recreation” 13 May 2017

Commerce Department Seeks Input on Definition of “Outdoor Recreation”

Outdoor Industry Association

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is seeking YOUR help defining what activities should be considered "outdoor recreation" as they prepare to launch a formal study and analysis of the outdoor recreation economy.

12 March 2017

2 Things Outdoor Research Wants the Industry To Remember As We Move The Trade Show from Utah

Outdoor Retailer

In his statement yesterday, Outdoor Retailer's Dan Nordstrom delivered yet another example of our industry leaders' reasoned and thoughtfully diplomatic approach to what has become a passion-fueled issue.

Read Dan Nordstrom’s statement: On the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show and Public Lands

Nordstrom’s statement underscored several important points that have—at times—been drowned out by the media surrounding the trade show. Here are two of the most salient:

  • “It’s time for EVERYONE involved in the outdoor movement—brands, dealers, customers, non-profits, ALL of us—to come together and become a true political force. It’s so much bigger than the trade show. With this Congress every one of the historic victories that created the legacy of public land we all love so much could be gone in a few months, taking us backward half a century.”

 

4 March 2017

Situation Assessment of Recreation Access Fee Systems in Washington State

The William D. Ruckelshaus Center

Prepared for the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission, Washington Department of Natural Resources,and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: The Ruckelshaus Center conducted the situation assessment between August 2016 and January 2017. The information collection and analysis and collaborative process will take place February through November 2017. A final report, which will include both the findings of the situation assessment, research findings, and the output of a collaborative process, will be delivered to the Washington State Legislature by December 1, 2017.  Read Full Report
16 February 2017

Raising Awareness of the Importance of the Outdoor Recreation Sector to Washington State

This is How We Rally

This year's 5th annual rally day was held -- appropriately -- in a large tent on the Capital
grounds in Olympia, and it was open to the public. Some 60 vendors and organizations had information and display booths on site. Representatives describe their part of the outdoor recreation sector.
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A state study completed by the Recreation and Conservation Office in January 2015, finds that people in Washington spend nearly $22 billion each year hiking, skiing, boating, golfing, and in other outdoor pursuits.  See Study

 

January 2014 - Outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse in the United States, each year generating $646 billion in customer spending and 6.1 million direct jobs.  See Study

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