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Outdoor Industry Association

Founded in 1989, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. It seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service.

Since the industry it represents is dependent on climate stability, the OIA is dedicated to preventing declining snowpacks, droughts and other extreme weather events related to climate change. OIA joined BICEP in 2010 because it "believes Congress should pass comprehensive climate change legislation that reflects these realities, accounts for the needs of the outdoor recreation industry and contains policies and funding protecting public lands and waters and the ecosystem services they provide – including recreational opportunities."

Outdoor Industry Association on BICEP

“Healthy public lands that support the nation’s $730 billion outdoor recreation economy are imperiled by a warming climate.  The outdoor recreation industry and those who pursue outdoor activities are among the first to experience the impacts of climate change on our public lands. We believe our industry is in a unique position and has a responsibility to offer leadership on this important issue.”

Frank Hugelmeyer, President, Outdoor Industry Association