The Great American Outdoors Act Explained

The Shoot Like a Girl organization hosted a Facebook Live event to sort out exactly what the GAOA means.

by posted on October 5, 2020
Wilderness

With only two months left in 2020, many Americans are ready to write this year off and begin fresh in 2021. However, for those of us who participate in the outdoor lifestyle through hunting, fishing, hiking and more, 2020 hasn’t been a total wash. “Outdoors” was the one place we could escape the constant reminders of the COVID-19 crisis. In fact, there have even been a few moments during the year that caused us to give collective thanks.

One of those moments for celebration was on August 4, 2020, when President Donald J. Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act, which effectively enables national parks and other federal lands to repair and upgrade vital infrastructure and facilities. This is all designed to enrich the visitor experience, protect resources, and enable increased access for all visitors. (We also got another free public access day out of it!)

It all sounds great on paper, but what exactly does it all mean, and how will you notice it in your outdoor pursuits? Earlier this week, the Shoot Like a Girl organization hosted a Facebook Live event with guest Jenn Doherty, Director of Lands at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, to sort it all out. If you missed it, take a little time to watch this informative discussion about the Great American Outdoors Act, how those dollars will be applied, and how you might notice the results. 

Watch the Facebook Live event here, and for more, please visit Shoot Like A Girl and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

 

Latest

Target With Rifle Holes
Target With Rifle Holes

Points of Impact: January 16, 2021

Weekly 2A news recap: NRA announces plans to reincorporate in Texas; why you should expend some of your ammo; 3 reasons to try hunting and more …

NRA Announces Plans to Reincorporate in Texas

The move will enable long-term, sustainable growth and ensure the NRA’s continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom—free from the toxic political environment of New York.

The Armed Citizen® January 15, 2021

It did not end well for a man who allegedly violated a protection order against him.

4 Reasons That Shotgun Doesn’t Fit You

The shotgun you bought off the rack is bruising your cheek, upper arm or chest muscles. What’s wrong?

3 Things That Will Surprise You If You Try Hunting

Hunting is everything you’ve imagined … except for that. And that, too.

NRA Signs MOU with USFWS

The agreement is designed to assist in the recruitment, education, and retaining of sportsmen and women through NRA’s vast hunter education and outreach programs.

Women's Interests



Subscribe to the NRA Women newsletter