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.