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National Parks Serve as Powerful Economic Engines for Local Communities, Supporting 252,000 Jobs


Visitor Spending Results in $30.1 Billion Economic Benefit 02/25/2013 Contact: Blake Androff (DOI) 202-208-6416 Jeffrey Olson (NPS) 202-208-6843 WASHINGTON – National Parks continued to be important economic engines for local communities, with visitors generating $30.1 billion in economic activity and supporting 252,000 jobs nationwide in 2011, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by the […]

AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar, Jarvis Celebrate Pinnacles’ New Status as 59th National Park

President signs legislation to elevate status of 1908 national monument in California’s Gabilan Mountains 01/11/2013 Contact: Blake Androff (DOI) 202 208-6416 David Barna (NPS) 202-208-6843 Karen Beppler-Dorn (NPS) 831-389-4486   WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis today celebrated the establishment of America’s 59th national […]

AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: White River and its Watershed in Arkansas and Missouri Recognized as Second “National Blueway”


Designation to Boost Tourism, Expand Recreational Opportunities and Fuel Local Economies 01/09/2013 Contact: Blake Androff (DOI) 202-208-6416 Courtney Rowe (USDA) 202-720-2971 Moira Kelley (Army) 703-614-3992 LITTLE ROCK, AR— Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes today announced that the White River, along with its watershed, has been named the nation’s second National Blueway. Hayes […]

America’s Great Outdoors Progress Report Highlights Conservation, Recreation Successes


12/04/2012 Contact: (CEQ) Taryn Tuss (202) 456-6998 (DOI) Blake Androff (202) 208-6416 (USDA) Courtney Rowe (202) 720-4623 (EPA) press@epa.gov (DOA) Moira Kelly (703) 614-3992 WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama Administration today released a report detailing key successes of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO), including advancing local conservation priorities, expanding access to lands and waters for […]

National Public Lands Day: Step-up and Speak-out

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September 29th marks a deer opener in Western Oregon; waterfowl opener in Montana; moose opener in Minnesota; and last but certainly not least…National Public Lands Day in the United States of America! To honor National Public Lands Day, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is asking sportsmen everywhere to step-up and speak-out for the public lands we all enjoy. […]

National Fish Habitat Partnership Releases 2nd Edition of Action Plan


Washington, DC – The National Fish Habitat Board today released the second edition of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (Action Plan), setting forth a mission-critical approach to conserving the nation’s aquatic resources for the future. The original National Fish Habitat Action Plan, created in 2006, carried a great vision forward to protect, restore and […]

AFFTA releases Government Affairs Update at IFTD


MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Bulis American Fly Fishing Trade Association Phone 406.580.6887 Ben@AFFTA.com AFFTA Government Affairs Update Bozeman, Mont. - The American Fly Fishing Trade Association released its latest update from its Government Affairs & Alliances Committee last week at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Reno, NV. AFFTA advocates on behalf of its members, keeping watch on legislation, […]

National Sportsman’s Group Hails Congressional Progress on RESTORE Act

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Emily Guidry Schatzel, 225.253.9781, guidrye@nwf.org National Sportsman’s Group Hails Congressional Progress on RESTORE Act Legislation will dedicate $5 to $21 billion to Gulf Coast restoration (Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2012) Today, the coalition of more than 700 national state and local hunting and fishing organizations and businesses that is Vanishing […]

New Report Shows Economic Importance and Impact of Outdoor Recreation Industry


MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Bulis American Fly Fishing Trade Association Phone 406.580.6887 Ben@AFFTA.com New Report Shows Economic Importance and Impact of Outdoor Recreation Industry Highlights the significance of this often overlooked sector as a pillar of the U.S. economy Bozeman, Mont., June 21, 2012 – The Outdoor Industry Association’s new report, The Outdoor Recreation Economy, shines a spotlight on the […]

More than Play Money

More than Play Money: New Report Finds Annual Spending on Outdoor Recreation Reaches $646 Billion, Employs 6.1 Million CEOs call for policymakers to act to promote the “well-kept secret” of the American economy FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Avery Stonich Outdoor Industry Association Phone 303.327.3511 astonich@outdoorindustry.org WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2012 – A report released today by Outdoor […]