Interior. Encourages up-to-date information exchange on the economic impacts of rivers, trails, and greenways. Included are case studies, economic impact analyses, benefit and cost estimation techniques, and other reference materials. Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance; National Park Service, Western Region; 600 Harrison Street, Suite 600; San Francisco, CA 94107-1372. Tel. (415) 744-3975.
National Coastal Resources Research and Development Institute. Clemson University's Recreation, Travel and Tourism Institute. Tammy Kibler, Tourism & Business Specialist, South Carolina Marine Extension Program, Room 804, Horry/Georgetown Technical College, 2050 Hwy. 501 East, P.O. Box 1966, Conway SC 29526-1966. Tel. (803) 347-2878.
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Examples of support include publications such as Economic Impacts of Protecting Rivers, Trails, and Greenway Corridors: A Resource Book, Fourth Edition (1995) and Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design (sustainability in facility planning and design, useful for ecotourism facilities). National Park Service, Denver Service Center. Rocky Mountain Region; Recreation Grants & Assistance; Division (PL); P.O. Box 25287; Lakewood, CO 80225. Tel. (303) 969-2850. Or contact any recreation planning office in the National Park Service's Regional Offices (Alaska, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, North Atlantic, Pacific Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, Western, Washington, D.C.).
The Conservation Fund -- 1800 N. Kent Street, Suite 1120; Arlington, VA 22209. Tel. (703) 525-6300, Fax (703) 525-4610. Helps to protect ecosystems, develop greenways, develop economic assessments for conservation objectives, and other environmental protection activities. Publications and case studies that address the conservation of a variety of natural resources.
Corporation for Enterprise Development -- 777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 410; Washington, D.C. 20002. Tel. (202) 408-9788. Conducts economic assessments for communities and helps to develop community development plans. Variety of publications, including case studies.
The Ecotourism Society -- P.O. Box 755; North Bennington, VT 05257. Tel. (802) 447-2121, Fax: (802) 447-2122. The Ecotourism Society is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to finding the resources and building the expertise to make tourism a viable tool for conservation and sustainable development. Pres., Dr. Gerardo Budowski. There is a newsletter, The Ecotourism Society Newsletter. Courses are offered on ecotourism management, including co-presented courses with George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Tourism and Hospitality Management Program. The