Measuring the Economic Impact of Frontcountry Recreation in Rural Communities
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What You Might Have Missed:
- To better manage, plan, and fund outdoor recreation, we need to measure it more accurately. Without good data, it’s difficult to make a case for investments in outdoor recreation.
- WLP has leveraged trail use data and an economic impact study of the Whitefish Trail to increase funding, guide management, and plan for the future.
- Data has influenced WLP’s outreach and messaging to engage the community in a new and exciting way.
- New methods to count recreation will give communities and agencies the ability to measure the impact of recreation and advocate for resources.