(Idaho Department of Lands, June 16, 2022; Photo credit: RRI FB)
The 2022 summer season is expected to put additional strain on Idaho’s outdoor recreation resources. To address the ongoing demand, state and federal agencies in Idaho are launching the Recreate Responsibly Idaho (RRI) campaign for the third year. RRI is a source for recreation resources to help preserve and protect Idaho’s unique outdoor recreation opportunities for today and tomorrow. Please join this effort!
Why RRI: Beginning in March 2020, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, record numbers of in-state residents and out-of-state tourists relied on Idaho to go hiking, biking, ATV and UTV riding, whitewater rafting, fishing, camping, hunting, and participate in other outdoor recreation opportunities. The increase put strain on recreation infrastructure and land management staff. Continued population growth and ongoing pressure on outdoor recreation facilities in Idaho is why it is critical to recreate responsibly.
How RRI empowers recreationists: Recreate Responsibly Idaho 3.0 has launched on social media, including Facebook and Instagram. The Recreate Responsibly Idaho (RRI) website is updated with a quiz to test your recreation knowledge, provide boating tips, off-road trail guidelines, etiquette, campfire safety, and how to enjoy the state. The website and social media outreach will help create a recreation community that supports Idaho’s responsible recreation.