Sen. Bennet Joins PPORA for a Recreation Roundtable

Sen. Bennet Joins PPORA for a Recreation Roundtable Colorado Senator Michael Bennet joined PPORA for a special outdoor recreation roundtable discussion on his proposed Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act legislation and PPORA’s priorities for the region. The Outdoor Restoration Partnership Act would: Establish an Outdoor Restoration Fund to increase support for local collaborative efforts to restore forests and watersheds, reduce wildfire risk, …

Pikes Peak APEX and Athletic Brewing Company Partnership

  Pikes Peak APEX and Athletic Brewing Company Partner to Grow The Pikes Peak Trail Stewardship Initiative On March 17th, 2021, Pikes Peak Apex and Athletic Brewing company announced a partnership that will help build and develop trails for the Pikes Peak region. These trails will benefit the community as well as add trails and access to the annual Pikes …

USDA Forest Service Announces Key Changes to NEPA Procedures

USDA Forest Service Announces Key Changes to NEPA Procedures WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2020 – The USDA Forest Service today announced the publication of a final rule implementing key changes to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The changes include new tools and flexibilities to tackle critical land management challenges as part of a broader agency effort to better serve …

The True Value of the Outdoor Industry

Just Released: New U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Demonstrates Consistent Growth and Value of the Outdoor Industry On November 10th, 2020 the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released 2019 data measuring the economic value of the outdoor industry nationally and by state. The data affirmed the significant impact that outdoor recreation is having on the economy as a whole …

Listen to PPORA Exec. Director’s Interview with Hiking Bob Falcone!

Listen to PPORA Exececutive Director Becky Leinweber’s Interview with Hiking Bob Falcone! Recently, our Executive Director, Becky Leinweber, was interviewed on an episode of the “Outdoors with Hiking Bob” podcast! The interview covered topics such as the mission of the PPORA, the unique partnerships it has helped develop, and the challenges facing outdoor recreation in both the Pikes Peak region …

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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 …