I Ling M. Thompson
Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Industry Urges Congress ‘Don’t Give Away the Recreation Economy’
Outdoor Industry Association to testify during House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Hearing on H.R. 1581
What: Frank Hugelmeyer, President and CEO of Outdoor Industry Association, will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands hearing on “Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2578 and H.R. 1581.”
When: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Where: 1334 Longworth HOB
Why: H.R. 1581 Wilderness and Roadless Release Act of 2011 proposes to release roughly 62 million acres of federally managed lands from protection, including seven million acres of Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) managed by the Bureau of Land Management and 55 million acres of Roadless lands managed by the Forest Service. OIA opposes H.R. 1581 and urges Congress to take approach that balances and considers a full spectrum of uses that recognizes outdoor recreation within the nation’s roadless and wilderness areas.
About Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Industry Association® is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA supports the growth and success of more than 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers of outdoor recreation apparel, footwear, equipment and services. OIA programs include representation in government/legislative affairs, market and social research, business-to-business services and youth outreach initiatives. Educational events include the annual Rendezvous, Outdoor University, and the Capitol Summit. Outdoor Industry Association is based in Boulder, Colorado. For more information go to outdoorindustry.org or call 303.444.3353.