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Economic Benefits of Conservation
- Economic Benefits of Conservation
Author(s): Raymond L. Busbee
Org./Source: The Nick Joe Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute, Marshall University in collaboration with Marshall University Park Resources and Leisure Services, and The West Virginia Trails Coalition
On the Greenbrier River Trail corridor in West Virginia, during a 17-day period in October 2000, an overwhelming majority of trail users were highly educated, white-collar professionals with high income levels, two-thirds were from outside of West Virginia, 93% were staying in the area from one to four days, 58% spent between $100 and $500 in the area and 93% indicated that they were highly likely to plan a return trip. Out-of-state visitors spent a total of $82,315.
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Topic tags: Economic Benefits of Trails
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