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OIA: For a Healthy Body, Celebrate & Focus on Your CORE!

October 31, 2019

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Cody Wertz

BOULDER, Colo., October 31, 2019 – Today, the full House passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, and Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released the following statement applauding the passage of this vitally important bill that will protect the Centennial State’s public lands and help to bolster the outdoor recreation economy for its rural communities.

Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act (H.R. 823).

“We wholeheartedly applaud the House passage of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, not only because it is sponsored by our hometown Congressman Joe Neguse but more importantly because it seeks to protect nearly half a million acres of public lands across Colorado and therefore bolsters the state’s $28 billion outdoor recreation economy,” said Patricia Rojas-Ungar, vice president of government affairs at OIA. “We urge the Senate to be a healthy body, focus on its “core” and pass the CORE Act as soon as possible to protect the public lands that make Colorado a unique outdoor recreation playground.”


Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA unites and serves over 1,300 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. For more information, visit