Getting boaters out on the water is essential to our industry’s success and requires modern infrastructure.
Much of America’s recreational infrastructure is associated with revenue streams—including fishing and hunting licensing, recreation permits and registration fees, and excise and fuel taxes—yet many high-use, revenue generating recreation assets, such as campgrounds and boat ramps, are worn out or desperately in need of renovation and expansion.
- Work alongside decision makers to establish Offices of Outdoor Recreation (OREC) to boost outdoor recreation economies across the U.S., and ensure equitable funding is allocated for recreational boating and fishing priorities.
- Increase funding to expand and support improvement of outdoor recreation access points and resources, such as sufficient parking for vehicles with trailers and boat ramps.
- Prioritize access projects and streamlined permitted processes within state lines to remove burdensome barriers to recreation.