FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2023
BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) President Kent Ebersole today released the following statement praising President Biden’s White House Conservation in Action Summit announcement to establish two new national monuments:
“From Utah – where OIA strongly advocated for the protection of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante – to Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in Nevada and Castner Range National Monument in Texas, we are thrilled to see President Biden protecting communities and public lands that honor local businesses, military veterans, and Tribal Nations.
“The Biden administration continues to deliver on the most ambitious land and water conservation agenda to conserve at least 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. The outdoor industry, along with its 100-member strong Climate Action Corps, commends these historic investments and national monument designations to protect and support America’s outdoor heritage. Protecting our local communities and businesses through conservation and preservation is essential to ensuring that every generation of American – present and future – will have guaranteed access to these culturally significant landscapes.”
About the 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. For more than 30 years, OIA has served as the trusted convenor, resource, and voice of the outdoor industry. OIA unites and serves manufacturers, suppliers, sales representatives, and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation, and outdoor participation. The association provides its members with insights, advocacy, and opportunities for action that support the long-term success of outdoor businesses and ensure the outdoor experience for all. For more information, visit outdoorindustry.org.