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Outdoor Report | November 30th, 2023

The leaders of the House Natural Resources Committee introduced a comprehensive package of outdoor recreation legislation - the EXPLORE Act. The legislation includes several key recreation bills, ranging from the SOAR Act to the Connect Our Parks Act to the Improving Outdoor Recreation Coordination Act to more. The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the legislation today. Furthermore, the Bureau of Economic Analysis published their annual analysis of the outdoor recreation economy, finding that outdoor rec contributed $1.1 trillion in economic output in 2022. Separately, the U.S. Forest Service proposed adding a new chapter to the Forest Service Manual to address monitoring activities across the National Forest System.

Check it all out and more in the latest Outdoor Report!


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