“Today only twenty percent of America’s children go outside on a weekly basis, to turn the tide on the future economic and health problems this trend will likely lead to, OIA fully supports the bipartisan SOAR Act to ease children’s and families’ access to the outdoors by improving the bureaucratic processes for issuing recreation permits on our nation’s public lands,” said Patricia Rojas-Ungar, vice president of government affairs for Outdoor Industry Association. We want to thank Representatives Haaland (D-NM) and Curtis (R-UT) for their leadership on this issue essential to our children’s future.” — Patricia Rojas-Ungar, vice president of government affairs for Outdoor Industry Association
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Outdoor Industry Association
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 outdoorindustry.org.