courses are for planners, resort owners, managers, tour operators, architects, engineers, and others involved in developing nature tourism facilities. They have courses in investment and financing for sustainable hotels and resorts; and planning, designing, and operating "ecolodges" (that minimize the effects on the local environment and culture as well as being efficient in the use of resources). Publications include: The Ecolodge Sourcebook for Planners & Developers, Donald E. Hawkins et al, editors, 1995; and Ecotourism: An Annotated Bibliography for Planners and Managers, Third Edition, Paul F.J. Eagles et
al., editors, 1995.
Heartland Center for Leadership Development -- 941 O Street, Suite 920; Lincoln, NE 68508. Tel. (402) 474-7667. Programs and publications to help rural communities develop local leadership, including practical resources and policies for the survival of small towns.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy -- 113 Brattle Street; Cambridge, MA 02138-3400. Tel. (617) 661-3016. Publishes reference materials on land use, public policy, and sustainable development.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation -- 1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900; Washington, D.C. 20036. Internet homepage is http://www.nfwf.org. The NFWF has publications and other information about fish- and wildlife-related recreation, such as the annual directory of birding festivals and other avitourism information, expenditures and visitation data associated with fish and wildlife conservation, and so forth.
The Nature Conservancy, Center for Compatible Economic Development -- 7 East Market Street, Suite 210; Leesburg, VA 22075. The Nature Conservancy evaluates and promotes opportunities for communities to pursue tourism business that is compatible with the conservation of biodiversity and environmental protection.
Rocky Mountain Institute -- 1739 Snowmass Creek Road; Snowmass, CO 80164. Tel. (970) 927-3851. Many publications and reference materials on sustainable economic development, energy efficiency, agricultural policy, and other community development issues.
United States Tourist Council -- Drawer 175; Washington, D.C. 20013-1875. "A nonprofit association of conservation concerned individuals, industries, and institutions who travel or cater to the traveler. Emphasis is on historic and scenic preservation, wilderness and roadside development, ecology through sound planning and education, and support of scientific studies of natural wilderness. Chairman & Executive Director, Stanford West, Ph.D.