June 26, 2016

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 […]

Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout Need Our Support: Spread the Word

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This summer I had the opportunity to see first hand the efforts being made in Yellowstone National Park to help save the native cutthroat trout from an illegally introduced predator — Lake Trout — and the cause is one I’d love for more people to not only be aware of, but to stand behind and […]

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. […]

Why Are Sportsmen Concerned about the “Border Bill?”

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From Backcountry Hunters and Anglers’ Backcountry Blog The following is an update to a May 2012 post on pending legislation known as “The Border Bill” Despite concerns expressed by sportsmen in videos,articles and forums, the U.S. House of Representatives this summer passed legislation sponsored by Representative Bob Bishop, R-Utah, that gives sweeping control of national forests, national parks […]

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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