Elected officials require sound information to advocate on behalf of outdoor rec and public lands. When business owners and landowners join the coalition of public land advocates, doors open, political leaders listen and legislation related to the health and wellbeing of outdoor rec and public lands advances. This track looks at ways we can use the financial case for public lands to bolster the argument for their health and wellbeing.
Specific panels and workshops include:
The Rec Act: How The Bureau of Economic Analysis’ Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account fits into the big picture of the American economy, and how the information it generates can effect legislative decision-making
Moderator: Michael Degnan, Consultant
The Business Case for Advocacy: Why companies like Patagonia, Simms, First Lite and KEEN took positions on public lands and how they fared as a result
Moderator: Lindsey Elliot, Founder, Wylder (2017 SHIFT Award Official Selection)
The OR Trade Show Leaves Utah: A case study of an industry, political power, what we learned and what comes next