Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Upper Androscoggin River Valley Sustainable Tourism Study

Tags: Nature Based Tourism, Forestry, Business Development, Natural Resource Based Economic Development, Research

Client Name: Nordic Group International, Land Futures, Appalachian Mountain Club

Client Type: For-Profit, Non-profit

Year: 1996

Location: New York

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. worked with the Appalachian Mountain Club in cooperation with Land Futures and Nordic Group International to assess the actual and potential contribution of the forestry and tourism industries, and alternative financing mechanisms for small businesses, in the economy of the Upper Androscoggin River Valley in New Hampshire and Maine. The project proposed innovative approaches for outdoor/recreational tourism development based on sustainable use of the forest resources of the area.