Outdoor Recreation

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Leveraging Natural Resources for Community Benefit


Our work with communities to assess recreational amenities, identify opportunities and in stewardship helps communities to leverage natural resources for health, wellbeing and economic benefit.


Articles

Derek Ferland, Sullivan County Manager and Becky Levy, Extension's Community & Economic Development Field Specialist in Sullivan County joined Steve S... Learn More
New data released in November from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that Outdoor Recreation accounts for 3.2% of New Hampshire’s GDP. This amount... Learn More
During the final weekend of September, just as the maple trees were starting to turn red up north, hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts gathered in Francon... Learn More

Resources

A vibrant community relies on several key components, including economic vitality, community health, natural resources and recreation, community engag... Learn More
The Nature Economy Collaborative, supported by UNH Collaborative Research Excellence, is pleased to share a brand-new information brief on the communi... Learn More
We aim to help communities connect the environment and natural resources with community goals to create vibrant economies and high quality of life for... Learn More
Nature and access to natural assets can be important components of a downtown economy. In this new brief from the Nature Economy Collaborative, we det... Learn More
New Hampshire’s freshwater resources provide numerous values to both residents and visitors. New Hampshire has over 1,000 Lakes and 10,000 miles of ri... Learn More
In May 2018, the team traveled on a train-the-trainer trip to Kentucky’s Trail Towns program. During the trip, the group visited and assessed four dif... Learn More
Many communities in New Hampshire and beyond, have natural assets such as trails that can be leveraged for economic vibrancy. In this fact sheet, the ... Learn More