Parks and trails can be gateways to healthy living by promoting holistic health. Parks provide opportunities for physical activity, stress reduction, social interaction, and environmental sustainability. The Community Guide now recommends access to parks and trails in combination with improved walk/bike routes as a public health intervention to increase physical activity. Park and trail system […]

OIA Releases 50 State Outdoor Recreation Economy Reports

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released the state-level Outdoor Recreation Economy Report featuring economic data for all 50 states across the United States, the largest and most comprehensive state-by-state report of its kind. The data underscores a growing economic force that generates billions in consumer spending and creates millions of good-paying, American jobs in communities across the country. […]

NASORLO Snapshot Survey – LWCF Needs, Infrastructure and Urban/Metro uses

NASORLO just completed a quick survey of key states to determine the views on the demand for, matching funds available, use of LWCF for infrastructure and assessing overall state park and urban needs.  The quick results are: LWCF could double from FY 17 levels and matching funds would be available Infrastructure projects make up nearly […]

Outdoor Legacy Partnership program awards announced for 2017 !!

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service announced today $13.3 million through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program to assist 22 cities in 17 states with projects to plan, build, and enhance parks and other outdoor recreation facilities in underserved communities. These public-private partnerships leverage $13.3 million in federal […]

GOMESA Explained !!

The link below gives you an overview of the GOMESA program that is an enhancement to LWCF on an annual basis.. fyi..

NASORLO Annual Meeting, Downtown Marriott, Little Rock AR, October 18-20, 2017

The 2017 NASORLO annual meeting is scheduled for downtown Little Rock, AR on Wednesday October 18th through Friday October 20, 2017.  This is great venue for NASORLO’s annual meeting, as there are many opportunities for observing one of the most vibrant city scapes in all of America with plenty of parks, recreation and trails readily […]

Bill introduced for a 7 year extension of LWCF and address NPS Maintenance.  

  Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) introduced legislation today to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address NPS maintenance backlog.  A top GOP appropriator this afternoon unveiled a bill in the House that seeks to both extend the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address deferred maintenance projects at the National Park Service and […]

3 Webinars for you – National Inventory on Parks and CDC report on parks and public health

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report and action plan, “Completing America’s Inventory of Public Parks and Protected Areas: An Action Plan for 2016-2020” is now available as a PDF. Free webinars about the inventory and action plan are being offered. Each of the webinars will contain similar material, but a few slides with information relevant […]

DC Visit and Information from June 2017

NASORLO Members.. ( June 15th, 2017 ) Here is an update on last weeks meetings in Washington DC and what we need to do over the next few months related to advocacy for the State Assistance Program of the LWCF. The Admin. Budget will have a downward impact on all Interior Approps. The fact the […]

New: State Data Sheets for 2017

Here is a list of the key state data sheets we prepared for the June visit with DOI/NPS/Congressional Members and staff this year… More will be needed and added as we become more active with Congressional members and staff in our LWCF Advocacy.  They all want to know how this program benefits the folks at […]