June 27, 2016

Study Shows Spending at National Parks Pumps $31 Billion into Local Economies, Supporting 258,000 Jobs


From the U.S. Department of Interior: 02/28/2012 WASHINGTON – Visitors to the National Park System contributed more than $31 billion to local economies and supported 258,000 jobs in 2010, an increase of $689 million and 11,500 jobs over 2009, according to a report issued by the National Park Service today. Today’s announcement comes in advance of […]

Western Voters Across Political Spectrum Agree: Public Lands Are Essential To Our Economy


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 30, 2012 MEDIA CONTACTS: Sarah Coppersmith, scoppersmith@scottcircle.com; w: 202-207-3660, c: 602-418-0316 Leslie Weddell, Colorado College Leslie.Weddell@ColoradoCollege.edu; w: 719-389-6038 Western Voters Across Political Spectrum Agree: Public Lands Are Essential To Our Economy New Survey Finds Voters In Key Western States Believe U.S. Does Not Have To Choose Between Environment & Economy; Support Protections […]

Economists Urge Protection of Federal Public Lands

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Headwaters Economics NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Ray Rasker, Ph.D., Headwaters Economics, 406-570-7044, ray@headwaterseconomics.org Walt Hecox, Ph.D., The Colorado College State of the Rockies Project, 719-389-6413, WHecox@ColoradoCollege.edu Gundars Rudzitis, Ph.D., University of Idaho, 208-885-6216, gundars@uidaho.edu Economists Urge President to Create New Protected Areas Such as National Parks, Wilderness, and Monuments Letter, Including Three Nobel Winners, Asserts That […]

Economists Urge Investments In Conservation

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News for Immediate Release Nov. 30, 2011 Contact: Katherine McKalip, 406-240-9262, kmckalip@trcp.org 100-plus leaders stress value of conservation and recreation in letter to president: “Protected public lands are significant contributors to economic growth.” WASHINGTON – In a letter to President Obama, leading economists and academics expressed the economic imperative of conserving federal public lands and stressed […]

USFWS Director and Conservation Funding

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The Conservationist blog on Field & Stream is up with a guest post from Dan Ashe, the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Ashe is a good friend and I can personally vouch for his hunting and fishing chops. He speaks from the perspective of both a participant and someone who manages a […]

Economics of Conservation, Outdoor Recreation and Preservation.

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I posted something like this on my blog this morning and wanted to share it with the OBN Community: The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Field and Stream and Angling Trade are all talking about a recently released report with important information about the positive impact conservation, outdoor recreation, and preservation has on the national economy. Take […]