Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Outdoor Industry Association (businesses making a living off the great outdoors) launches massive attack on Utah for more land restrictions, this time in the form of a new Monument Proposal that 100 businesses signed onto and sent to President Obama. I don’t think anyone asked Utah what they thought….???
Some companies that are in the forefront of closing lands seem to include: Teva, CamelBak, Moab Coffee Roasters, North Face, New Belgium Brewing, and more. I’m really surprised that REI did not sign on as they are usually in the lead for more Wilderness and motorized restrictions.
Pdf with companies listed: http://www.delalbright.com/Access/Canyonlands%20letter.pdf
BRC Alert and what to do: https://www.sharetrails.org/alerts/2012/11/14/another-massive-national-monument-pushed-in-utah
National leaders are taking a counter action to this, but you can help too. Go to the BRC alert and do what you can.
Ambassador, BlueRibbon Coalition www.sharetrails.org
Founding Trail Boss, Friends of the Rubicon www.rubiconfriends.com
Environmental Affairs, CA4WDC www.cal4wheel.com
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Outdoor Recreation Worth Billions!!!
Outdoor Recreation in America is a huge business, bringing BILLIONS of dollars into our economy.
The numbers are in....look what outdoor recreation does for America:
- 6.1 million american jobs
- $646 billion in outdoor recreation spending
- $39.9 billion in federal tax revenue
- $39.7 billion in state/local tax revenue
- $53 billion on snow sports ($54 billion on internet access)
140 million americans recreate outside.
50 million use OHV’s
This is HUGE news. Be sure to share with your politicians, newspaper editors, website forum moderators and your club/group. Shout it from the rooftops!
More details and study results here from the Outdoor Industry Association: