Conservation Reserve Program Boosts Outdoor Recreation in Rural Communities
Amber Waves, November 2007
3 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016
Date Written: November 1, 2007
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
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