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    Economic Benefits

    Trees and a Mountain Range

    Spending at Local, Regional, State, and National Parks Created more than $200 Billion in Annual Economic Activity in 2013 in the United States

    Article Title: The Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

    Author: Darice Britt

    Mountain in Zion National Park

    The Presence of Natural Areas Increases Nearby Property Values

    Article Title: The Impact of Parks on Property Values: A Review of the Empirical Evidence

    Author: John L. Crompton

    Article Title: The Economic Impact of Local Parks

    Author: National Recreation and Park Association

    Article Title: The Economic Benefits of Open Space, Recreation Facilities and Walkable Community Design

    Author: Active Living Research

    A woman and her dog overlooking the Grand Canyon

    Outdoor Recreationists Made More than 938 Million Visits to Federal Lands in 2012, Spending $51 Billion and Supporting 880,000 Jobs

    Article Title: Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation: Jobs and Income

    Author: America's Great Outdoors


    For Outdoor Recreation Settings Managed by the Forest Service, Visitor Spending for Overnight Trips Ranged from $120 for Visitors Using Primitive Settings to Over $800 for Visitors Using Developed Ski Areas

    Article Title: Federal Outdoor Recreation Trends: Effects on Economic Opportunities

    Authors: Eric M. White, J.M. Bowker, Ashley E. Askew, Linda L. Langner, J. Ross Arnold, & Donald B.K. English

    Bryce Canyon

    Within Utah Alone, Outdoor Recreation Participation Generates $120 Billion Dollars in Consumer Spending and Over $856 Million Dollars in State and Local Tax Revenue

    Article Title: The Outdoor Recreation Economy

    Author: Outdoor Industry Association