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Walton Family Foundation, Coaching and Demand-Side Research Services to Nature-Based Tourism Grantees in the Lower Mississippi Delta.

Tags: Facilitation, Nature Based Tourism, Natural Resource Based Economic Development, Wealth Creation

Client Name: Walton Family Foundation

Client Type: Foundation

Year: 2011, 2012

Location: Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana

Yellow Wood provided coaching in wealth creation value chain development and conducting demand-related research for four nature-based tourism pilot projects in the Lower Mississippi Delta. We also provided coaching services for a team working with the four pilots to explore a regional value chain. The Walton Family Foundation grantee organizations receiving coaching included: The Mississippi Audubon Society, Western Tennessee/Mississippi River Corridor, Mississippi Lower Delta Partnership, and the Northeast Louisiana Nature Tourism Project.