OIA Standing with Outdoor Leaders, Speaking with Governor Herbert on Thursday

February 14, 2017

As our peers and colleagues in the outdoor industry continue voicing their opposition to the recent actions on public lands in Utah, Amy Roberts, Outdoor Industry Association executive director, is standing with outdoor leaders and endorsing a statement released by the industry today.

On Thursday (2/16/17) Amy, along with key leaders from outdoor industry companies, are scheduled to speak with Governor Herbert.

If you’re interested in speaking with Amy Roberts, please contact bethany@momentummediapr.com / 781.801.9663.

Official Statement:

The Outdoor Industry Association is united with our member companies in opposition to the recent resolutions passed by the Utah legislature concerning monuments in Utah. On Thursday, February 16, Amy Roberts, OIA executive director, along with key leaders from outdoor industry companies will be speaking with Governor Herbert.

In the meeting, OIA and industry leaders will ask the governor to stop all efforts to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument through executive order, to stop efforts to gut the Antiquities Act and to support keeping our public lands public for all Americans to enjoy.

They will ask that Utah choose to embrace and actively support the outdoor recreation economy’s role in the state and find ways to grow an economy that is generating more than $12 billion in consumer spending, supporting 122,000 jobs in the state, paying $3.6 billion in salaries and wages and contributing more than $856 million in state and local tax revenue.  Utah is at a crossroads.  Political leadership has the opportunity now to change course and grow the outdoor recreation economy to the benefit of all Utah citizens. 

If they are unable to reach agreement, OIA will continue to work with Outdoor Retailer to move the show as soon as possible.