Report highlights Forest's local economic impact

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A survey of the impact of National Forest recreation visits on the local economy found that about 820,000 visitors spend nearly $38 million annually in the Sequoia National Forest, including the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

The 2006 survey is part of a National Visitor Use Monitoring report released Aug. 9 by Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. The report is described as a snapshot of the most current visitation patterns and activities on National Forest land.

To view the full report, visit http://apps.fs.usda.gov/nrm/nvum/results/.