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."