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The Economic Impact of State Parks, Forests and Natural Resources under the Management of (Connecticut) Department of Environmental Protection

Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA) University of Connecticut

72 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2013  

Peter Gunther

Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis

Kathryn E. Parr

University of Connecticut - Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA)

Marcello Graziano

Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis

Fred V. Carstensen

University of Connecticut - Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA)

Date Written: June 15, 2011

Abstract

This CCEA project for the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protectin (DEEP) details how outdoor activities on state lands have an economic impact of more than $1 billion a year, from expenditures by residents and visitors on a variety of outdoor activities including camping, boating, fishing and hunting. The study highlights that for every dollar the state spends on the state park system, it receives an estimated $38 in economic activity. This study was released to the public by DEEP in December 2011.

Keywords: Economic Impact, state parks, residents, out-of-state visitors

JEL Classification: Q2, Q5

Suggested Citation

Gunther, Peter and Parr, Kathryn E. and Graziano, Marcello and Carstensen, Fred V., The Economic Impact of State Parks, Forests and Natural Resources under the Management of (Connecticut) Department of Environmental Protection (June 15, 2011). Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA) University of Connecticut. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2195058 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2195058

Peter Gunther (Contact Author)

Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis ( email )

368 Fairfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269-2041
United States

Kathryn E. Parr

University of Connecticut - Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA) ( email )

2100 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06269-1240
United States

Marcello Graziano

Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis ( email )

Storrs, CT 06269-1063
United States

Fred V. Carstensen

University of Connecticut - Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA) ( email )

2100 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT 06269-1240
United States

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