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Private consultants

FERMATA, Ted Lee Eubanks, President. 2200 Parkway; Austin, TX 78703. Tourism development and environmental consultation.

Dr. Paul Kerlinger. 31 Jane Street, 14D; New York, NY 10014. Environmental and ecotourism consultant.

State and local agencies

County tourism and vacation bureaus. Directors of these organizations actively promote tourism and many are aware of the opportunities for local businesses to profit from nature-based tourism. Contact your local county or State government to find out if there is help to develop and promote nature tourism in your local community.

Flagstaff Open Space & Greenways, City of Flagstaff Planning Division, 211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. (602)779-7632

W.F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Box 456023, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-6023. Wesley S. Roehl, Ph.D., organized a recent "Environments for Tourism Conference." Other hotel administration departments in universities also may be a source of information and help for community development of nature tourism opportunities.

State Sea Grant Programs. State Sea Grant programs have programs that promote the wise use of coastal resources to attract nature tourists while promoting sound management practices. South Carolina, for example, has a Nature-Based Tourism Association, South Carolina Marine Extension Program of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium.

State and local parks departments and Fish & Wildlife/Game departments typically have data on visitation to area parks and other public lands. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Department of Commerce have formed a partnership to develop a publication (below) that discusses the opportunities for tourism development and promotion, based on nonconsumptive uses of wildlife and natural resources. The Texas report also prescribes policy needs in the State to better develop nature tourism. Other States may be working on similar programs.


Anton, John, Caroline Davis, Chuck Teller, and Dr. Edward Bergman, 1993. Eco-tourism in Tyrrell County: Opportunities, Constraints, and Ideas for Action. Prepared by the Institute for Economic Development, University of

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