Conservation Reserve Program Boosts Outdoor Recreation in Rural Communities

Amber Waves, November 2007

3 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016

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Daniel Hellerstein

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Resource and Rural Economics Division

Date Written: November 1, 2007

Abstract

By improving wildlife habitat and air and water quality, CRP has significantly increased the number and variety of wildlife, attracting bird watchers, hunters, anglers, and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts, who then spend money in rural areas. In 2004, ERS research confirmed that the CRP’s environmental benefits can substantially increase recreational expenditures in rural counties.

Keywords: Conservation Reserve Program, wildlife benefits, outdoor recreation

JEL Classification: Q24, Q28

Suggested Citation

Hellerstein, Daniel, Conservation Reserve Program Boosts Outdoor Recreation in Rural Communities (November 1, 2007). Amber Waves, November 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2737144

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