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December 3rd 2017 BlackCoded Team
March 25th 2014 National Trails Legislation

Dear Member of Congress:

As recreation and conservation organizations whose members enjoy and steward National Forest trails nationwide, we are writing to ask your support for new approaches to address the trail maintenance crisis facing the National Forest System. The Problem: America&

March 4th 2014 Hearing on Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act Re-scheduled for April 4th
Hearing on FLREA in the House rescheduled for April 4th. AOA's Executive Director to testify. Read more about this in the  America Outdoors Association password protected Member Resources area.
January 8th 2014 New AOA Member Benefit Program

AOA is pleased and excited to announce a new endorsed member benefit - the AOA Shipping Program.

Through AOA's agreement with PartnerShip®, the company that developed and manages the program, AOA members who enroll save substantial dollars on every shipment - inbo

October 7th 2013 Senators' Letter to NPS Director

Bipartisan group of Senators write NPS and share constituents' concerns about insurance requirements.


August 26th 2013 Insurers Letter on NPS Insurance Requirements
Insurers letter to Senators Udall and Bennett.
August 20th 2013 National Forest Trail Maintenance Report

The Forest Service manages more than 158,000 miles of recreational trails offering hikers, horseback riders, cyclists, off-highway-vehicle drivers, and others access to national forests. Read their report on maintai

May 22nd 2013 Ocoee River Economic Impact Study for 2012

The Economic Impacts of Visitor Spending and Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River, 2012

May 13th 2013 House Subcommittee on Natural Resources

David L. Brown, Executive Director, America Outdoors Association
Impediments to Public Recreation on Public Lands
Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations
 House Committee on Natural Resources, United States House of Repr

April 16th 2013 Questions and Answers on Criminal Background Checks and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

Questions and Answers on FSH 2709.11, Section 52.3, Clauses C-14 and C-15

Criminal Background Checks and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

April 4, 2013

A 2011 audit conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector

March 8th 2013 NPS Collection of Information from Concessioners Comments Due in May

Federal Register Notice

December 19th 2012 AOA and PPA Complete Unification at Daytona Event

Members of America Outdoors Association and the Professional Paddlesports Association (PPA) celebrated unification of the two organizations at the America Outdoors Association (AOA) conference in Daytona Beach, Florida December 4 – 6, 2012.  The conf

November 1st 2012 NOLS Letter on the NPS Healthy Foods Guideline for Backcountry Operations
NOLS letter on the NPS Healthy Foods Guidelines for Backcountry Operations
September 24th 2012 National Park Service Healthy and Sustainable Food Choice Guidelines for Backcountry Operations

National Park Service Healthy and Sustainable Food Choice Guidelines for Backcountry Operations
Backcountry food and beverage operations have some fundamental considerations that are different than those of the front country.  To a much more substantial degree than in the front country,

August 3rd 2012 Hearing on NPS Contract and Insurance Requirements Highlights Challenges for Small Businesses

At the hearing on Concession Contract Issues for Outfitters, Guides and Smaller Concessions America Outdoors Association Executive Director David Brown told the members of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands in the U.S. House of Representatives that “regulatory cree

June 19th 2012 AOA Announces 2012 Conference Agenda

Confluence: | Programs |

April 25th 2012 Model Letter for Van CDL Legislation

This template letter on the CDL requirement requires you to add the name and address of your Senators or Representative. Fax this letter to your members of Congress since regular mail takes too long to arrive. To find their fax number and contact information go to and type

April 16th 2012 Outcomes from the President's Conference on Conservation and America Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative

March 2012

Outcomes from the President’s Conference on Conservation and America Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative

In a thank you letter to attendees, Administration leaders noted that the following themes we heard during the listening sessions at the White House C

February 27th 2012 Supreme Court Decides Against State's Ownership of Non Navigable Riverbeds

In a ruling on February 22, 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overturned the Montana Supreme Court and ruled that Montana could not use a broader interpretation of the law to claim ownership of non-nav

December 19th 2011 What Inspiration Did You Get at the AOA Conference?

AOA's conference in Reno was by all accounts a great success.  Thanks to all of you who made it possible through your attendance and support for the exhibitors at the event.  We'll get the pictures on Facebook s

May 5th 2011 Senate Transportation Committee Approves Motorcoach Bill

Senate Transportation Committee Approves Motorcoach Bill with Modified CDL Language

On May 4th the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation approved an amended version of S. 453, the Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act of 2011. As introduced, this legi

February 18th 2011 President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Report Released

President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Report Released

A bold agenda for The President's initiative on America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) was released February 16th at an event at the White House. Several areas pertinent to outfitters are summarized below. You can find the full Exec

October 26th 2010 Fund Your Dream Is a New "Preferred Merchant Services Provider" for America Outdoors Association Members

America Outdoors Association has signed an agreement with Colorado-based Fund Your Dream (FYD) to serve as a "Preferred Merchant Services Provider" of electronic payment services for its members. Our new relationship will allow members to save money on special member rates for electronic payment

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