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Basecamp 2024 Save the Date

Plan on joining outdoor recreation managers, gateway community leaders, state and local officials, and others who value outdoor recreation in the West at the Basecamp 2024 Conference and Workshop.


Dr. Wayne Friemund, from USU-Moab is working to understand the carbon emissioons generated from tourism travel to Moab, Utah and surrounding destinations like Arches National Park.


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Our purpose is to provide accurate, research-based information about tourism and outdoor recreation issues to the Utah State Legislature and state agencies. We provide data and expertise to help communities balance the economic, social, and environmental tradeoffs of tourism development. We use an interdisciplinary approach, with research and analysis on outdoor recreation and tourism, a complex sector of the state's economy.

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