New report explains how protected wilderness boosts community and personal pocketbooks

Rural economies are changing across America. The role of extractive industries like logging and mining has diminished considerably and is being replaced in part by a nature-based economy. And an increasing number of rural communities are confirming that protecting wilderness is good for the environment and their economy.

Our new report, Dollars and Sense: Five ways that protected wilderness boosts community, personal pocketbooks, examines the economic benefits of wilderness for these communities.