Nature Tourism Development

Developing Naturally
This link provides access to a document from the University of Clemson that can be downloaded. The document is titled Developing Naturally: An Exploratory Process for Nature-Based Community Tourism and highlights multiple aspects of nature based tourism opportunities.

The Agrilife Extension Nature Tourism Program
The Agrilife Extension Nature Tourism Program, Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University provides access to numerous e-tools, publications and resources about nature/eco-tourism. The goal of the Information Center is to assist people who are interested in nature tourism as a potential business enterprise, while at the same time creating the premier source for information on these topics. It is also for people who are doing research or who want to find where they can go to find a nature, heritage or ranch/farm recreational experience.

Nature Tourism Business
This video, titled “Nature Tourism Business,” has been produced by Montana State University Extension. “Throughout the country, and especially in the West, natural attractions provide the backdrop for businesses that flourish by providing services and accommodations to nature-oriented tourists. This video looks at how some such tourism businesses succeed—businesses that offer birdwatching or photographic tours, scenic flights, ATV recreation, environmentally-friendly lodging, and much more.” To order copies of this video, contact: MSU Extension Publications, P.O. Box 172040, Bozeman, MT 59717-2040; Phone (406) 994-3273; or follow the link above.

Southwick Associates

Southwick Associates specializes in the business side of fish and wildlife. They help natural resource agencies and outdoor industries understand the retail sales, economic impacts, and other benefits that businesses and people receive from wildlife and fisheries.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Community Guide to Nature Tourism
This site provides information on creating, promoting, and sustaining nature tourism in communities. It includes links describing the benefits of nature tourism, a five-step process for creating a community nature tourism website, and resources for the business of nature tourism.

Utah Birds
The "Utah Birds" web site strives to cover a broad spectrum of subjects dealing with birds and birding in Utah. The web site offers information about birding organizations, birding hotlines, the best places to see birds, as well as information about the birds themselves, including a great number of photographs.
There are extensive archives and lists of rare bird sightings, hotline reports, a state calendar of events, a print center and much more. This website is sponsored by the "Utah County Birders," a birding group from the north-central part of Utah.