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Conservation Helps Build Tourism Dollars in Western States

Small towns and rural communities depend on recreation and tourism for large parts of their economy. This was obvious to me growing up. I’m from Wisconsin, where the summer tourism industry depends so heavily on student labor, public schools and universities can’t even start before September 1.

Western states also depend on recreation and tourism. Visitors to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sagebrush landscapes spent an estimated $1 billion last year, according to a recent study.

Top Four Things You Do for the Center

Here at the Center for Rural Affairs, we talk to you a lot about what we do. And, with your help, we do some pretty great things. But it’s time to change the subject. Let’s talk instead about the great things you do.

As Center supporters, you are the driving force behind all of our work. Because of this you play some very important roles. Without further ado, here is a list of the top four, in order of importance.

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