PENDING BILL WOULD EXPAND PUBLIC LAND PROTECTIONS

A hearing in Congress on a bill that would expand public-lands protections in Oregon. Zach Collier owns Northwest Rafting Company and he says local communities in Oregon that rely on recreation, are also part of the state’s bigger recreational picture….

According to the Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation in Oregon generates more than 16 billion dollars in consumer spending and more than 170-thousand jobs.