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…
Outdoor education has a particular appeal in a pandemic, since research shows that coronavirus transmission is much lower outdoors, and kids and adults can more safely go unmasked in the open air.
Nonpartisan policy think tank: State and local officials should consider increasing investments on parks, public lands, boat ramps and other green space to handle the higher demand.
“It was like Fourth of July every day” – and land managers and advocates everywhere are taking stock of the ruin.
The pandemic meant a flood of Americans who normally wouldn’t have ended up in Montana came here this spring, summer and fall. And based on feedback collected this summer, Montanans still have an overall favorable view of tourists and the money they bring here, but 2020 put strains on that sentiment.
COVID-19 restrictions pointing more people toward the outdoors for the first time.
While most fun things are off-limits, for the most part, the outdoors is not.
People who enjoy the outdoors already know the health benefits of being outside.
Data: 90 percent of Ohioans walk or hike a trail a few times a year and approximately a third walk or hike a trail monthly.
Nonprofit group dedicated to helping physically disabled men and women to hunt and fish.
Nearly 70,000 of Minnesota’s 550,000 hunters are women, compared to 55,000 female hunters in 2010. Growth is thanks in part to Becoming An Outdoors Woman program, the state’s training and research effort that aims to increase women’s interest in hunting.
With the deer opener on Saturday, the Minnesota DNR has extended its phone hours for hunters – and other outdoor enthusiasts – in Minnesota, the DNR said in a news release Tuesday, Oct. 31. The DNR Information Center will take calls until 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Early feedback indicates people like…
They also say they would like to have more trails (natural surface, paved and water), wildlife viewing and birding areas, and undeveloped campgrounds.