The National Park Service announced yesterday that it is considering an increase in entrance fees to $70 at 17 of its most popular parks — in some cases tripling the cost. We strongly believe that entrance fees should never be set at levels where people are priced out of enjoying their public lands.Read More
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New Reports Reveal Fundamental Connection between Human-powered Recreation and National Public Lands in Western States
Outdoor Alliance released its “Western States Recreation Reports” featuring the most comprehensive human-powered recreation data ever compiled. The reports share the extent of human-powered recreation, the economic impact and the importance of public lands to human-powered recreation for 12 western states. Human-powered recreation includes backcountry skiing, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater paddling.Read More
Our series on Outdoor Allies profiles rad outdoor advocates and their approaches to protecting public lands. Today we’re hearing from Jess Wahl, Government Affairs Manager at Outdoor Industry Association and one of the most influential people in the outdoor recreation policy world.Read More
Yesterday, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced a bill to eviscerate the Antiquities Act, a core conservation tool responsible for protecting some of our country’s most iconic outdoor recreation destinations. Today, we learned that the bill will be voted on in committee tomorrow.Read More
If you’re one of the 4.6 million people who visit the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests each year, you already know how incredible this corner of the Southern Appalachians is. Perhaps you’ve paddled down the Tuckaseegee River, climbed at Looking Glass, or hiked in Linville Gorge.Read More