Trails and greenways impact our economy through Tourism, Events, Urban redevelopment, Community improvement, Property values, Health care costs, Jobs and investment, and General consumer spending.
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published Jun 29, 2020
An in-depth exploration of outdoor recreation in rural California.
published Jun 17, 2020
American Trails Staff
American Trails and our partners applaud the Senate's bipartisan effort to pass the Great American Outdoors Act by a bipartisan vote of 73-25.
published Aug 1, 2015
A review of literature prepared as part of the Naugatuck River Greenway Economic Impact Study August, 2015
published May 14, 2020
Mike Passo with American Trails
Help the trails community demonstrate its ability to put America back to work and deliver the benefits of trails to all communities.
published May 13, 2020
Liz Thorstensen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.
posted May 7, 2020
This webinar will summarize the main findings from multiple interviews on the dynamics with state and local stakeholders in government, business, and nonprofit who work in rural communities on outdoor recreation.
posted Apr 28, 2020
Together rural communities, land managers, agencies, and counties are creating a vision to leverage the power of outdoor recreation to strengthen main street revitalization, contributing to stewardship of public lands and creating new opportunities for prosperity.
published Apr 13, 2020
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trails are invaluable assets to any community, and when it comes to procuring funding, building coalitions, providing the best trail access, and more, trail research is one of the best tools available for showing that worth.
published Jan 1, 2020
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
Every county in Washington State benefits from walkers, runners, bikers, and backpackers using our beautiful trail systems. Ninety percent of Washington residents participate in non-motorized recreation annually.
posted Feb 4, 2020
Economic impact studies offer a valuable approach to quantifying how and why outdoor recreation matter to local/state economies. These studies are revolutionizing how outdoor recreation organizations explain why public lands matter to government officials and are a critical part of supporting outdoor recreation developments. SORP has assembled two unique professionals with extensive experience in economic impact analysis in outdoor recreation.
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