The National Governors’ Association Outdoor Recreation Learning Network helps states and their outdoor recreation workers leverage their unique natural, cultural and historical resources to improve access to outdoor recreation and realize economic, social and environmental benefits to encourage such a recovery provides a News & Insights report from the RV Industry Association (RVIA).
Through peer-to-peer exchange, research and dialogue, the network helps states advance outdoor recreation and address issues related to conservation, economic development, infrastructure, governance, education, workforce training, equity, inclusion, public health and investigating well-being. After meeting with the RV Indiana Council, Indiana Natural Resources Director Dan Bortner announced that Indiana is the newest member of the Outdoor Recreation Learning Network.
“The RV Indiana Council is pleased that Governor Eric Holcomb and the Department of Natural Resources have decided to add Indiana to the Outdoor Recreation Learning Network,” said Ron Breymier, executive director of the RV Indiana Council. “Although the state of Hoosier is known for manufacturing RVs and boats, we have a much larger outdoor recreation presence statewide. Indiana also produces outdoor gear, apparel and services for Hoosiers and Americans to enjoy our state and national parks, waterways, back roads and outdoor spaces. It includes boating, skiing, hunting, fishing, swimming, biking, camping, and horseback riding, among others. Now that Indiana is part of the Outdoor Recreation Learning Network, we believe it will be an economic engine for the state.”
Like the Offices of Outdoor Recreation, states that have chosen to participate in the Outdoor Recreation Learning Network have demonstrated a commitment to and prioritization of outdoor recreation opportunities and the economic benefits that accrue to states with strong outdoor recreation economies. The RV Industry Association State Affairs Team is working with our partners in the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable to encourage states across the country to establish outdoor recreation offices and join the Outdoor Recreation Learning Network.