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Carbon Emissions from Tourism to Yellowstone

New research from the Quinney College of Natural Resources and the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism makes a case study of one such place — Yellowstone National Park — to calculate surplus carbon visitors from across the world add to the atmosph...


In 2023, the Institute was able to work closely with the Outdoor Adventure Commission to develop Utah’s Outdoor Recreation Strategic Plan, which outlines four cardinal directions to guide the future of outdoor recreation within the state.


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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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