Document - What's A River Worth?


The high cost of research makes it infeasible to hire a professional economist to study each river. American Whitewater is fostering a grassroots approach so that a major expense of recreation economic studies—surveying river users—can be borne by volunteers who are not economists by trade. The primary purpose of conducting an economic impact analysis is quantifying a recreation user's contribution to a local economy. A key aspect of this method involves surveying users to determine expenditure profiles. Local paddlers volunteering to restore whitewater to their river can undertake this.


Methods for conducting a River Trip Expenditure Survey

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