Nationwide Trends Inspire L49 to Host Confluence

A growing trend of state's recognizing the value of the outdoors and outdoor recreation inspired Levitation 49 to host a statewide conference next month that will explore possibilities in Alaska.

Confluence: Summit on the Outdoors will be held June 3 at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage. The one-day event seeks to assess and explore the political will to provide a louder more consistent voice for the economics of the outdoors.

Recommended reading for all Confluence attendees, and others who can't be there in person, include a white paper from the Outdoor Industry Association and an industry report on the quickening pace of state-level outdoor advocacy published by SNEWS, a leading media outlet for the outdoor trade.