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New Report outlines the economic benefits of investing in the lower yellowstone

On Thursday, December 1, the Lower Yellowstone River Coalition, Wild Montana, Business for Montana's Outdoors, and the Montana State Parks Foundation published the report "Recreation on the Lower Yellowstone River: an Economic Opportunity."

Compiled by RRC Associates, the report explores the economic impact that making key investments in the Lower Yellowstone River corridor.

A few major takeaways:

  • The proposed investments in recreation infrastructure, wildlife habitat, trails, and campsites would boost visitation by 51,786 visits.

  • They'd also increase visitor spending by $5.3 million and and produce $6.7 million in goods and services.

  • The same investments would support 56 jobs.

You can find both the short executive summary of the findings and the full report below.



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