Outsiders Identify Top Outdoor Priorities

Outsiders Identify Top Outdoor Priorities
The Outdoor Foundation Releases its Outdoor Nation Special Report: Youth Outdoor Priorities.

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Washington, D.C. – -(Ammoland.com)- The Outdoor Foundation, an organization dedicated to inspiring and growing future generations of outdoor enthusiasts, today released its Outdoor Nation Special Report: Youth Outdoor Priorities.

In this Special Report, Outsiders give direction to future plans and strategies to the kinds of initiatives that are most important to this growing community.

Outsiders top priorities are outlined, as:

  • Development of more trails and parks to connect urban and rural communities.
  • Funding for State and National Parks to create projects that encourage visits by minority communities and low income families.
  • Education for individuals and families on how to be responsible stewards of the outdoors.
  • Greater availability and the encouraged use of clearly marked bikes lanes in cities.
  • Integration of outdoors experiences with classroom learning so it becomes part of the standard curriculum.
  • Creating and promoting inexpensive ways for urban area youth to experience the outdoors.
  • Increased government support for making public lands more accessible to all people.

“In today’s ever-changing landscape, youth have proven to be an extraordinary resource in the development of outdoor programs, policies and services,” says Chris Fanning, Executive Director of The Outdoor Foundation. “Youth are beginning to drive change in communities and on campuses across the country and this Special Report gives insights into the top priorities of this important audience.”

To review the complete list of ideas and resolutions, please downloadthe full report.

Outdoor Nation Youth Outdoor Priorities Report

The Outdoor Foundationis a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and growing future generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Through ground-breaking research, action oriented convening and outreach and education programs, the Foundation works with partners to mobilize a major cultural shift that leads all Americans to the great outdoors. In 2010, the Foundation launched Outdoor Nation, a pioneering initiative that aims to empower youth to champion the outdoors on campuses and in communities across the United States. For more information visit: www.outdoorfoundation.org and www.outdoornation.org.

For additional information about The Outdoor Foundation’s Outdoor Nation Special Report, please contact Chris Fanning, Executive Director at: [email protected]