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Report examines economic value of outdoor recreation activities

Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation Activities in Iowa

ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development recently published “Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation Activities in Iowa.” The report is an update of a 2007 study and provides a comprehensive profile of Iowa’s outdoor recreational resources, levels of participation and the economic impact associated with those outdoor activities. The 2012 report also incorporates data regarding how the availability of outdoor recreation can facilitate more physical activity among Iowans, which in turn can contribute to lower health care costs.