Stakeholders convened to explore public-private partnerships to better connect youth and families to the great outdoors
Boulder, Colo., Feb. 6, 2013 — Outdoor Industry Association commends President Obama for nominating Sally Jewell to become the 51st Secretary of the Department of the Interior.
The U.S. recreational boating industry began to see the tide turn for new power boat sales with an estimated ten percent increase in 2012, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).
In the most recent meeting, participants together created the Recreational Boating Leadership Council, a steering committee to oversee and coordinate these efforts, as well as individual committees to oversee individual priority action items.
In this modern age of digital merchandising and convenient shopping on the web, a growing number of sportsmen and sportswomen are purchasing their licenses online.
When the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently reported the number of hunters grew by nine percent since 2006 and the number of anglers grew by 11 percent in that same time frame, sportsmen and the sporting industry were thrilled.
Highlighting the reversal of decades of declining numbers, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the results of a comprehensive national survey of outdoor recreation showing a significant increase in hunters and a double-digit increase in anglers over the past five years.
The program promotes the development of tackle and gear that helps the survival of released fish
Several hundred school children "dropped their lines" in the Constitution Gardens Pond on the National Mall today, kicking off the nationwide celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week (June 2-10) and Great Outdoors Month.
On June 4, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will celebrate the start of the National Fishing and Boating Week and Great Outdoors Month with the 23rd Annual D.C. National Fishing and Boating Week Youth Fishing Event.
New study cites reasons why anglers don’t fish and what will get them back on the water
Report shows recreation remains key part of American lifestyle with strong outdoor participation across geographies and encouraging trends among youth
Total registrations decrease slightly to 12.5 million, Florida takes top spot, and 95 percent of powerboats are less than 26 feet
In recent surveys conducted on HunterSurvey.com, ShooterSurvey.com and AnglerSurvey.com, responses revealed sportsman overwhelmingly take the time to introduce kids to the joys of hunting and fishing
Several hundred schoolchildren cast their lines in the Constitution Gardens Pond in Washington, DC, during a day of fishing on the National Mall.
During National Oceans Month, we celebrate the value of our oceans to American life and recognize the critical role they continue to play in our economic progress, national security, and natural heritage.
On Friday, June 3, 2011, Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region is bringing 300 underserved local students by the busloads to fish at National Harbor for the fourth annual Nation’s River Bass Tournament.
A new analysis found federal excise taxes collected on the sale of sport fishing equipment generated an annual ROI of 2,157 percent between 1955 and 2006.
Life jacket safety is theme of May 21-27 boating safety season kick-off
Fuel prices not expected to impact boating participation this summer
The National Fish Habitat Action Plan has unveiled the 2011 10 “Waters to Watch” list, a collection of rivers, streams, lakes and estuaries that will benefit from strategic conservation efforts to protect, restore or enhance their current condition over the next year.
More than $1 million awarded to restore sportfish habitat in 2010
On April 1, avid amateur angler Keith Miller of Waco will start a year-long commitment to catch at least one fish daily for 365 consecutive days. The goal is to build awareness of the importance of connecting young people to the outdoors and developing future stewards of natural resources.
More than 100 creative recreation industry and federal agency leaders participated in Partners Outdoors 2011 late last month.
Access to areas to enjoy their sport has long been considered a challenge faced largely by hunters, but results of a recent survey reveals that anglers also face some of these same obstacles.
Boat shows are one of the top influencers of boat-buying decisions - behind dealership experience and the Internet - according to the 2010 Boat Show Purchase Influence Report.
In its first special report in an upcoming series, The Outdoor Foundation today released Outdoor Nation Special Report: Barriers to the Outdoors.
Marinalife.com is the leading online concierge and trip planning service for boaters and has formed a new affiliate partnership with TakeMeFishing.org.
Foundation to work with youth on Outdoor Nation Implementation Programs
Industry leaders will address a wide-range of sportfishing issues
Several hundred schoolchildren dropped their lines in the Constitution Gardens Pond for a day of fishing on the National Mall that kicked off the nationwide 2010 National Fishing and Boating Week (June 5-13, 2010) celebration.
On June 7, 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will celebrate the start of the nationwide National Fishing and Boating Week with several hundred schoolchildren who will drop their lines in the Constitution Gardens Pond for a day of fishing on the National Mall.
Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are teaming up to host the National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation.
National Safe Boating Council Teams Up with Canadian Safe Boating Council to Host First-Ever Event
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acting Director Rowan Gould announced today $12.8 million will be awarded to 31 states under the Clean Vessel Act grant program in 2010.
NOAA is restricting fishing for a minimum of ten days in federal waters most affected by the BP oil spill, largely between Louisiana state waters at the mouth of the Mississippi River to waters off Florida’s Pensacola Bay.
Outdoor Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and increasing youth in the outdoors is calling all youth outsiders for Outdoor Nation Youth Festival and Summit, presented by The North Face.
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering ways to make a better planet for fish, wildlife and their habitat.
Effort will Promote and Support Community-Level Efforts to Conserve Outdoor Spaces
The Outdoor Foundation, The North Face, the National Park Service and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the launch of OutdoorNation.org, a new online platform that is the first phase of a broader "Outdoor Nation" initiative.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that RBFF will receive a grant of more than $13 million to support their nationwide campaign to recruit anglers and boaters.
The National Fish Habitat Board will honor exceptional organizations and individuals who are leaders in aquatic resources conservation at the Third Annual National Fish Habitat Awards ceremony on April 22, 2010 at the Jim Range National Casting Call in Washington DC.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute more than $862 million to all 50 states, U.S. commonwealths and territories, and the District of Columbia to support hunting, sport-fishing, and fish and wildlife conservation and education programs.
Thom Dammrich, President of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), was appointed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
The conservation world lost one of its most dynamic leaders Saturday, as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam D. Hamilton died suddenly while skiing in Colorado.
Submit a photo of your best catch to the BoatU.S. Angler Catch of the Month Photo Contest and you could win $50 and other prizes, plus be entered to win a realistic replica of your fish from Mount This Fish Company, which specializes in hand-painted fiberglass replicas.