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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 […]

AFFTA Praises Secretary of Interior Nomination


2/6/2013 Benjamin Bulis ben@affta.com (406) 522-1556 Statement from Benjamin Bulis, president, American Fly Fishing Trade Association: “We applaud the nomination of outdoor recreation industry leader, Sally Jewell. She is an excellent choice who understands the critical formula of healthy habitat creating recreational opportunity that drives economic activity. She has been a strong advocate for the […]

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 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 […]

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National Fish Habitat Partnership Announces 2012 Waters to Watch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2012   Contact: Ryan Roberts Communications Coordinator 202-624-5851 rroberts@fishwildlife.org 2012 WATERS TO WATCH SHOWS STRENGTH IN PARTNERSHIPS TO BENEFIT FISH HABITAT 2012 List Features Freshwater to Marine and Lake Projects (Washington, DC) – The  National Fish Habitat Partnership (www.fishhabitat.org) has unveiled its 2012 10 “Waters to Watch” list, a collection of rivers, […]