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Outdoor retailers urge Congress to approve conservation funding

The Outdoor Retailer show has for years convened at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The Outdoor Industry Association has been a supporter of conservation. in 2013, members threatened to move the biannual expo of outdoor gear manufacturers out of Utah unless Gov. Gary Herbert changed course on environmental issues. (Associated Press)
The Outdoor Retailer show has for years convened at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The Outdoor Industry Association has been a supporter of conservation. in 2013, members threatened to move the biannual expo of outdoor gear manufacturers out of Utah unless Gov. Gary Herbert changed course on environmental issues. (Associated Press)

CONSERVATION -- Good to see retailers taking a stand for a government program that offers states matching money for programs important to fish and wildlife, not to mention hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation.

Outdoor Industry Association urges Congress to fully fund conservation fund
On Wednesday, the opening day of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Outdoor Industry Association President Frank Hugelmeyer said the Colorado-based group was urging Congress to allocate the full $900 million in funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has been fully funded just once in its 50-year history.
--Salt Lake Tribune




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