The State of Outdoor Tourism, Recreation, & Ecotourism

June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), the Chair of the Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, will convene a hearing titled, “The State of Outdoor Tourism, Recreation, & Ecotourism” at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. This hearing will examine the state of outdoor tourism and the recreation industry, including the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and communities. Over the past year, there has been an increase in participation and demand in outdoor recreation, which has created both challenges and opportunities for the industry. Witnesses will provide their insights surrounding the contributions of outdoor recreation to local economies and discuss solutions for promoting the outdoor industry, investing in local communities, protecting our lands and waters, and supporting U.S. jobs and businesses.


  • Mr. Colin Robertson, Administrator, State of Nevada’s Division of Outdoor Recreation
  • Mr. Joe Henry, Executive Director, Lake of the Woods Tourism
  • Mr. Glenn Hughes, President, American Sportfishing Association
  • Mr. Zachary Hartman, Chief Policy Officer, Ducks Unlimited

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

3:00 P.M. EDT

Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion (Hybrid)


This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Opening statements and a live video of the hearing will be available on

Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream. Social distancing is now lifted for vaccinated members of the press who wish to attend.



Witness Panel 1