252 views • posted 09/27/2023 • updated 10/11/2023
Outdoor Workforce White Paper
In 2022 and 2023, ORR surveyed a diverse array of industry experts on the core opportunities for further research, data, and resource development in building an outdoor workforce that works for everyone. Based on a year of convenings, conversations, trainings, virtual webinars, and a digital survey, ORR has identified four core areas of focus in order to invite more Americans into our workforce, dispel stigmas around outdoor careers, and set education institutions, businesses, and prospective employees up for success by connecting the dots between job skills needed by the industry (today and into the future) to what is being taught. Importantly, these efforts must emphasize the advancement of communities that have been historically underrepresented in the outdoor workforce.
Attached document published January 2023
posted Oct 14, 2023
This report from the Center for American Progress looks at recent research on the direct, indirect, and induced jobs created by the conservation economy—recreation, renewable energy, restoration, and sustainable land management.
posted Oct 13, 2023
The mission of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Fire Training and Workforce Development Program is to develop the wildland firefighting workforce through qualification standards, training standards, and workforce development programs in support of BLM fire management objectives.
posted Oct 11, 2023
There has been a collective desire across the outdoor recreation economy to gain a better understanding of two critically important and interconnected pieces of the industry: talent attraction and retention initiatives and diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes.
posted Oct 11, 2023
The term “workforce development” might not resonate with you or your agency at first glance, but chances are, at some level, your organization is already engaging in workforce development efforts.