The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released statistics recently measuring the outdoor recreation economy for the nation, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The new U.S. data show that the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 1.9 percent ($454.0 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) for the nation in 2021 (national table 3). At the state level, value…
They also say they would like to have more trails (natural surface, paved and water), wildlife viewing and birding areas, and undeveloped campgrounds.
Governor’s message focuses on the outdoors.