Interior Dept. Report on the Economic Contribution of Public Lands

FY 2014 Economic Contributions

[From a Greenwire article by Scott Streater, sub. req’d] The Interior Department and its various agencies such as the National Park Service pump billions of dollars into the U.S. economy, according to a report released today that touts the economic impact of federal lands…

The report found that national parks, wildlife refuges, national monuments and other public lands managed by the department hosted an estimated 423 million recreation visitors in fiscal 2014 and that these visits contributed $42 billion to the economy and supported about 375,000 jobs nationwide…


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