recreation

HRC Produces a Recreational Assessment of Proposed Tidal Energy Project

The Hydropower Reform Coalition and the National Park Service have collaborated to produce an assessment of the recreational issues surrounding a proposed tidal energy project in the Kenai Peninsula near Nikiski Alaska.

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Economic Effects of River Recreation on Local Economies

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WATER RESOURCES BULLETIN, American Water Resources Association
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26.1
Year: 
1990
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Outdoor recreation is a major, growing use of water resources in the United States. The economic effects of expenditure by visitors to three recreational river sites on local economies surrounding the sites were estimated using an input-output model (IMPLAN). Expenditure data were from the Public Area Recreation Visitors Study (PARVS). Results indicate that visitor spending stimulates a consideratble amount of economic activity and growth in local economies. Economic effects include increases in total gross output ranging from $2.6 million to $13.4 million, increases in total income ranging from $1.2 million to $5.6 million, and increases in employment ranging from 60 to 292 jobs. 

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H. Ken Cordell, John C. Bergstrom, Gregory A. Ashley, and John Karish

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Guide Offers Strategies for Addressing Recreation Issues in New Hydropower Technologies

 
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Joan Harn, National Park Service, 202-354-6929
Rupak Thapaliya, Hydropower Reform Coalition, 202-243-7076
 
March 31, 2011
 
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HRC and NPS Seek Comments on Draft Report

The Hydropower Reform Coalition has partnered with the National Park Service with assistance from the Department of Energy to produce a whitepaper on recreational issues related to the marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies, which is now available for public review.

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