Tue. Dec 1st, 2020

PANEL SAYS NM OUTDOOR FUTURE TIED TO EDUCATION, IMPROVED ACCESS

New Mexico officials say the key to boosting the economics of outdoor recreation would require educational initiatives for school children as well as improved access and a new workforce; the AP reports. During a discussion Thursday, state outdoor officials touted the state’s potential for growing its outdoor industry. Efforts are underway to develop a plan called cradle-to-career outdoor education plan. This program would begin with pre-kindergarten. According to federal data, the outdoor recreation industry supports more than 33,000 jobs in New Mexico and nearly $1.2 billion in income.