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The Trump administration announced last week that it would ban all inbound shipments containing cotton or any cotton products – including textiles and apparel – originating from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) due to forced labor and human rights concerns. The XPCC is a paramilitary organization that is

Speakers: Lise Aangeenbrug, Outdoor Industry Association and Andrés Esparza, Western Colorado University Take the first step in a life-long path towards a better understanding of what it means to belong to a diverse community and the strength, power, inspiration, and opportunity that such a community can provide for the greater

On November 3, Hurricane Eta made landfall off the coast of Nicaragua as a category 4 hurricane, before slowly moving across much of Central America. The constant heavy rains and 140+ mph winds caused catastrophic, life-threatening flash floods, mudslides, and devastating infrastructural damage. Devastatingly, on November 17, the area was

Outdoor Recreation Is an Economic Force; Accounts for Over 2 Percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product November 20, 2020 How is the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) study different from the OIA economic study? The featured BEA measures include gross output, a measure of outdoor recreation goods and services produced

Election 2020 Outcome Outlook

This article was published Thursday, Nov. 5. For updates as of Nov. 10 and a deeper dive into these insights, watch our Post-Election Analysis webinar. At the time of publication, the Associated Press has declared a presidential victor in all but a handful of states, leaving pivotal Georgia, Nevada, North

Washington, D.C. – Today, OIA Executive Director Lise Aangeenbrug made the following statement after the Department of the Interior (DOI) failed to provide a list to Congress detailing which Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) projects should be funded under the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA): “We are deeply concerned by the agency’s failure to

Welcome to the first in a new Audio Outdoorist series we’re calling the Climate Klatch. A klatch is an informal gathering, usually involving conversations and coffee. In this series, we’ll deliver monthly conversations about climate action. Our goal is to keep you in the know on what’s happening in the

Speakers: Lise Aangeenbrug, Executive Director at Outdoor Industry Association George Cooper, Partner at Forbes Tate Partners Rich Harper, Director of Government Affairs at Outdoor Industry Association Doug Usher, Ph.D., Partner of Polling and Insights at Forbes Tate Partners Summary: Our industry’s top priorities are on the ballot in this year’s election—from

BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) commends Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) for introducing the “Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act” today. The bill would authorize federal funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to invest in ocean-based solutions to greenhouse gas emissions and conservation of coastal communities, as well

2020 Membership Dues Deferral

We recognize that the Coronavirus pandemic has put many companies, small and large, in a very difficult financial position. Our priority is supporting you through this challenging time. That is why we created the COVID-19 Resource Hub and why we have decided to defer OIA membership payments. Current OIA members

Outdoor Foundation and Winnebago Industries Foundation Support Communities to Thrive Outside EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA, October 6, 2020 – More kids and communities will build meaningful connections to nature through the Winnebago Industries Foundation’s partnership support to Thrive Outside, an Outdoor Foundation collective impact initiative. During the month of October, Winnebago

Speakers: Anne Patterson, Principal at; Russ Graf, VP Channel Management North America at NETSTOCK; and Dustin Joyce, Director of Operations Planning at Traeger Grills Sales are flamin’ hot at Traeger Grills, yet supply chain and inventory replenishment are keeping their cool. Learn how KPI-driven dashboard insight helps Traeger balance

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 2:00 p.m. (EST) Speakers: OIA Executive Director Lise Aangeenbrug and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) The 2020 election will be one of the most consequential contests for the outdoor recreation economy. Following enactment of the Great American Outdoors Act, our top priorities are all on the ballot – from

Environmental health, human health and economic health are inextricable. For the first time in 50 years, we can’t congregate to honor Mother Earth. But we can — and must — collaborate.

2020 Voters Guide

This November, let’s use the power of the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy to influence the vote. check out OIA’s Voter Guide and get informed before you cast your ballot.

When we head out on adventures we make a plan, check the conditions, text a friend, bring the essentials. It’s time we do the same for voting. Make your voter plan and #VoteTheOutdoors.

Administration considering additional restrictions due to forced labor and human rights concerns The Trump administration announced yesterday that it would restrict the import of certain products from the Xinjiang region of China due to forced labor and human rights concerns. Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Mark

Speakers: Rich Harper – OIA, Chelsea Murtha – Sorini Samet & Associates, Andrew Samet – Sorini Samet & Associates and Nicole Schude – Sorini Samet & Associates The Trump Administration has implemented a series of sanctions against Chinese companies tied to forced labor and other human rights violations against the

Alicia Evans Senior Director of Community Programs, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Atlanta Alicia Evans has been with the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) in the metro Atlanta area since 2007. She grew up in Atlanta and has always loved nature and the outdoors, but it wasn’t until she learned that “environmental education”

Speakers: Andriana Rogers and Rich Harper, OIA; Katie Boué, Outdoor Advocacy Project Election season is upon us, which signals the return of the #VoteTheOutdoors voter education campaign. We need every outdoor voice to unify (and vote!) this November. Join us to learn about how outdoorists and brands can become part