|Categories||Operational Issues, Risk Management & Liability|
|Keywords||landowners, liability, Recreational Use Statute|
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Recognizing the inability of public lands to satisfy current demand for outdoor recreation, not to mention future needs, the President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors (PCAO) suggested the need to seek alternative ways of increasing the supply of outdoor recreational op portunities. One such recommendation was to seek the assistance of the private sector in opening more land for public recreation, since fully two-thirds of the nation’s land base is in private ownership. However, downward trends in the availability of private lands for public recreation suggest that efforts to encourage private landowners to open their lands to the public will be difficult, at best.