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State Funding Mechanisms for Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation is a powerful economic engine, generating more than $887 billion in consumer spending in the United States. It also benefits public health, quality of life, property values, and the local tax base, generating $59.2 billion in local and state tax revenue. Many states have authorized mechanisms for funding outdoor recreation, and even in an era…

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Outdoor Recreation Participation Report 2017

Tracking American participation trends in outdoor recreation Nearly half of all Americans over the age of six, or 48.8% of the US population, participated in outdoor recreation at least once in 2016. That equates to a total of 144.4 million people – two million more people than participated in 2015. The “leaky bucket” analysis shows…

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Special Report on Fishing 2017

Looking at overall trends in fishing participation with data and analysis on specific fishing categories Fishing participation was on the rise in 2016, increasing by 1.8%, or by 1.5 million participants, since the year before and reaching the highest participation rate since 2012. Indeed, in 2016, 47.2 million Americans, or 15.9% of the population ages…

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Hawaii Outdoor Recreation Economy Report

59% OF HAWAII RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUTDOOR RECREATION EACH YEAR Communities across Hawaii recognize that outdoor recreation supports health, contributes to a high quality of life and—perhaps most importantly—attracts and sustains employers and families. Investing in outdoor infrastructure attracts employers and active workforces, ensuring those communities thrive economically and socially. MORE FUN FACTS TRAIL SPORTS SUSTAIN MORE JOBS…

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Alaska Outdoor Recreation Economy Report

81% OF ALASKA RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUTDOOR RECREATION EACH YEAR Communities across Alaska recognize that outdoor recreation supports health, contributes to a high quality of life and—perhaps most importantly—attracts and sustains employers and families. Investing in outdoor infrastructure attracts employers and active workforces, ensuring those communities thrive economically and socially. MORE FUN FACTS OUTDOOR RECREATION SUSTAINS MORE…

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Indiana Outdoor Recreation Economy Report

59% OF INDIANA RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUTDOOR RECREATION EACH YEAR Communities across Indiana recognize that outdoor recreation supports health, contributes to a high quality of life and—perhaps most importantly—attracts and sustains employers and families. Investing in outdoor infrastructure attracts employers and active workforces, ensuring those communities thrive economically and socially. MORE FUN FACTS More direct jobs in Indiana…

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Michigan Outdoor Recreation Economy Report

63% OF MICHIGAN RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUTDOOR RECREATION EACH YEAR Communities across Michigan recognize that outdoor recreation supports health, contributes to a high quality of life and—perhaps most importantly—attracts and sustains employers and families. Investing in outdoor infrastructure attracts employers and active workforces, ensuring those communities thrive economically and socially. MORE FUN FACTS More than twice as…

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Massachusetts Outdoor Recreation Economy Report

59% OF MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUTDOOR RECREATION EACH YEAR Communities across Massachusetts recognize that outdoor recreation supports health, contributes to a high quality of life and—perhaps most importantly—attracts and sustains employers and families. Investing in outdoor infrastructure attracts employers and active workforces, ensuring those communities thrive economically and socially. MORE FUN FACTS More than twice as…

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Georgia Outdoor Recreation Economy Report

58% OF GEORGIA RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUTDOOR RECREATION EACH YEAR Communities across Georgia recognize that outdoor recreation supports health, contributes to a high quality of life and—perhaps most importantly—attracts and sustains employers and families. Investing in outdoor infrastructure attracts employers and active workforces, ensuring those communities thrive economically and socially. MORE FUN FACTS More jobs in Georgia DEPEND…

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North Dakota Outdoor Recreation Economy Report

76% OF NORTH DAKOTA RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUTDOOR RECREATION EACH YEAR Communities across North Dakota recognize that outdoor recreation supports health, contributes to a high quality of life and—perhaps most importantly—attracts and sustains employers and families. Investing in outdoor infrastructure attracts employers and active workforces, ensuring those communities thrive economically and socially. MORE FUN FACTS More jobs in…

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