$20,000 Allocated to Local Trails through the PPORA Stewardship Fund

Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance Board of Directors allocates $20,000 in funds raised through the Pikes Peak APEX for local trails COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. July 21, 2021- The Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) announces its PPORA Stewardship Fund allocation of $20,000 which includes funds reserved from 2020 and those anticipated to be raised by the Pikes Peak APEX presented …

New Report Elevates the Importance of Outdoor Recreation to Local Economies

PPORA Announces Release of New Report Elevating the Importance of Outdoor Recreation to Local Economies A new report highlights the many ways that communities across the country benefit from increased investment in outdoor recreation. Colorado Springs, CO (June 25, 2021) – The Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA), one of several outdoor business alliances across the nation who together have …

The Great American Outdoors Act Passes the Senate! Now on to the House…

The Great American Outdoors Act Passes the Senate! Now on to the House… Need some good news? The bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act passed the Senate earlier this week and is now headed to the House of Representatives. From the Outdoor Industry Association: The Great American Outdoors Act, the legislation to provide full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund …

Getting Out and Giving Back How Local Outdoor Enthusiasts are Making a Difference

Getting Out and Giving Back How Local Outdoor Enthusiasts are Making a Difference COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. May 18, 2020 — The Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA) wants to applaud our partners for making a difference as we celebrated Colorado Public Lands Day May 16th. Although the celebrations were many and varied throughout the state, here in the Pikes Peak …

Colorado Outdoor Industry COVID-19 Impact Report

Colorado Outdoor Industry COVID-19 Impact Report Survey results are in for the impacts of COVID-19 on Colorado’s Outdoor Industry. 63 businesses participated from the Pikes Peak region, specifically El Paso and Fremont counties. See the full results by clicking the link below.. Read the Full Report Here

New BEA report shows outdoor recreation grew by 3.9% in 2017, announces new state data

OIA Celebrates New BEA Report Showing Outdoor Recreation Growing Faster than Overall U.S. Economy Outdoor Industry Association News Release, September 20, 2019 Outdoor Industry Association is celebrating the release of the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ update of outdoor recreation economy’s growth compared to the national economy and new analysis for the industry’s contribution to each state’s economy. The updated national …

Director of Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office is stepping down

From: Luis Benitez <luis.benitez@state.co.us>Date: March 6, 2019 Greetings, It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to inform you of my transition out of my role as Director of the Outdoor Recreation Office at the Office of Economic Development and International Trade for the state of Colorado. Four years ago when I accepted this job and moved down to …

pikes-peak-outdoor-recreation-alliance-zinke-appointment

Zinke Establishes Position of Senior National Advisor for Recreation

Zinke Signs Secretarial Orders to Increase Recreational Opportunities on Public Lands and Waters Date: April 18, 2018 Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today signed two secretarial orders continuing his efforts to prioritize the Department of Interior’s recreation mission and increase access to public lands. Secretarial Order 3366 directs certain Interior bureaus to create and …

Wildfire Suppression: Change in Funding on the Horizon

Wildfire Suppression: Change in Funding on the Horizon Great news coming out of Washington, D.C.! We have been watching this bi-partisan legislation, supported by Colorado Senators Bennett and Gardner, to change the way wildfires are funded and to stop “fire borrowing” and are hopeful that this will pass. Fire borrowing is a budgetary practice that occurs when federal agencies divert …