According to a report published earlier this year by the Outdoor Industry Association, the outdoor recreation economy generates nearly $900 BILLION in consumer spending annually, and creates 7.6 MILLION jobs in the U.S. From gear producers, to retailers, to guide and outfitting services, giant businesses like REI, and small local outfits like Alabama EcoAdventures, much of the economy related to outdoor recreation is generated on or associated with activities primarily occurring on public lands. 

Get to know some of the businesses that depend on open access to and preservation of OUR public lands!