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Recreation Alert: Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund Today

Great news! The United States Senate just passed legislation that permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) bringing the bill one step closer to being enacted into law. We need your help to urge the U.S. House of Representatives to take up the bill and pass it immediately. LWCF has been one of…

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A Month Into 2019, OIA Is Grabbing Headlines

The outdoor industry continues to be a political force. Since the monuments fights, we’ve continued to demonstrate our advocacy influence and are seen as a dominant voice in fighting for the outdoors. Last week, during the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, the industry was covered by prominent national media outlets. The first article, posted on Thursday,…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of February 5, 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show: It was great to see so many people at Snow Show last week! Click on the links below to access the OIA slide decks from the two education sessions we did last week: Advancing Your Climate Strategy: Emerging Best Practices…

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OIA Responds to Shutdown Reprieve

“This shutdown has been a disservice to all Americans and the outdoor industry is relieved the government will reopen long enough for employees to receive paychecks and back pay, provide some relief to them and their families, and give time to clean up our parks and other public lands. Unfortunately, long-term damage has already been needlessly wreaked on the…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of January 21, 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, Jan 30 – February 1: There will be no OIA SWG meetings at Snow Show in January. The education and programming for this show is managed by SIA and we will provide support to both SIA and Outdoor Retailer…

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The Long-Term Impacts of a Short-Term Shutdown 

Having recently come on board here at Outdoor Industry Association, I had hoped this first update from me would provide a hopeful and optimistic overview of our 2019 policy agenda, which, as always, will focus on public lands and waters. Unfortunately, due to a partial government shutdown that has left the Interior Department unfunded, we…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of January 7, 2019 Getting Started Guidance for Scope 2 – Please provide feedback by Jan 11!The purpose of these guidance documents is to provide an overview of each scope and some initial guidance on how to begin measuring, set targets, and put reduction measures in place….

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2018: Year in Review

The OIA staff is incredibly grateful for the support of our members. We couldn’t move the needle on important issues facing our industry without the collaboration and hard work of our member companies. In 2018, outdoorists everywhere showed up in force to support sustainable business, grow recreation access for all and elect policymakers and policies…

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Sustainability Snapshot

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot Week of December 17, 2018 Getting Started Guidance for Scope 1 and 2 – Your feedback requested: The purpose of these guidance documents is to provide an overview of each scope and some initial guidance on how to begin measuring, set targets, and put reduction measures in place….

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