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.