Outdoor organizations and businesses across the country praised Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today for introducing the Public Land Recreational Opportunities Improvement Act (PLROIA). This bipartisan legislation makes changes to the outfitter and guide permitting systems of the federal land agencies to make permits easier for outfitters and guides to acquire and maintain, and less complicated for land agencies to issue and manage. Here is an overview of the changes proposed in PLROIA:
PLROIA has broad support from the outdoor industry including Outdoor Industry Association, American Alpine Club, American Mountain Guides Association, The Wilderness Society, REI, Association of Outdoor Recreation & Education, The Mountaineers, NOLS, The YMCA, The Mazamas, Transforming Youth Outdoors, and many more.
The AMGA was involved in the creation and promotion of the bill in partnership with our friends at The Coalition for Outdoor Access. AMGA members and Coalition partners stepped up at the critical moment to lobby support for cosponsorship of the bill in West Virginia and raise awareness with Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee members and staff. The AMGA and its membership will continue to advocate for the bill’s passage.
For questions, please contact Matt Wade, AMGA Advocacy and Policy Director, at 303-847-4482 or [email protected]
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