WE BELIEVE
OUTDOOR RECREATION
Matters.
WELCOME TO THE BIG TENT
The Umbrella Organization for the voice of Outdoor Recreation in Washington State.

The power of the Big Tent  lies not with any individual or with any shiny advertising or marketing campaigns, but with the combined weight of dozens of organizations and agencies who believe in the collective value of outdoor recreation.

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We Represent Outdoor Recreation

The power of the Big Tent lies not with any individual or with any shiny advertising or marketing campaigns, but with the combined weight of dozens of organizations and agencies who believe in the collective value of outdoor recreation.

We are an organic group, with no Executive Director.  We come together periodically, meet on an as-needed basis, and gather each year in Olympia to show policy-makers and opinion leaders that outdoor recreation is a critical sector in Washington, one that brings jobs, revenue, active and healthy living, and tourism to a state blessed with mind-numbing natural beauty.  
 
On this website you will find a statement about who we are and how we came to be; a listing of our current members; contacts; information about how you can join us; meeting announcements; links to press releases and topical articles; and of course some background pictures of the outdoors.
 
We hope you find this site helpful, and that you won’t hesitate to tell us how we can add to it and improve.  It belongs to all of us who marvel at the stunning natural resources which make Washington a special place in which to live, work, and play.  Thanks for stopping by!
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Stakeholder Call on Outdoor Recreation in Higher Education

Senator Ranker

As Chair of the Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee, Senator Ranker is interested in expanding outdoor recreation credentials at higher education institutions in Washington. He has taken note of the efforts of Colorado’s Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry to establish the following degree programs, and he would like to do something similar in Washington.

1. New MBA for Outdoor Recreation Industry at Western State in Gunnison launching this fall
2. MENV (Masters of the Environment) program at University Colorado at Boulder
3. Masters of Adventure Travel Tourism at Colorado State University
4. Ski Area Management program at Colorado Mountain College
5. Trail-building certificate program at Colorado Mountain College

Currently only Eastern Washington University and Central Washington University offer outdoor recreation degrees (see attachments for details on existing programs). As he begins to develop legislation, Senator Ranker would like to hear from industry leaders on what kind of talent pipeline you would benefit from.

Although Senator Ranker will be out of town for the holidays, he would appreciate your time and input on a conference call with staff to discuss potential legislation. Please join us for a call on January 2nd from 1 – 2 pm. Call in details are below and I will follow up with an outlook invite. Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who are interested in this topic.

Phone number: 1-877-820-7831
Passcode: 5727119

Thank you for your consideration. Take care,

Maggie Yuse
Legislative Assistant
Office of Senator Kevin Ranker
(360) 786-7678
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