A Community Guide to Nature Tourism by State of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
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Banking on Nature infographic that shows refuges are a great investment.More
Nature Tourism in Ohio
A summary of recent studies and discussions with Ohio's tourism business and parks community.
66 - page PowerPoint, 4.3 MBMore
The Outdoor Industry Association's website provides state reports that show consumer spending and jobs associated with outdoor recreation. To check it out go to http://www.outdoorindustry.org/advocacy/recreation/economy.htmlMore
The Department of the Interior plays a substantial role in the U.S. economy, supporting over two million
jobs and approximately $385 billion in economic activity for 2011. American citizens and industry, at
work and at play, all benefit from Interior’s natural and cultural resource management: maintaining lands
for recreation, protecting cultural and historical resources, storing and conveying water, generating power,
leasing mineral rights, and providing valuable information to mineral markets.
The source for this material is the Executive Summary of this DOI report.
Combined Value of Outdoor Recreation, Nature Conservation and Historic Preservation
Values for jobs, tax revenues and other economic impacts are reported in this review for numerous forms of outdoor recreation, conservation and historic preservation activities.
Three reports from Washington state on the economic benefit of outdoor recreation.More