In support of community development, natural resource, and other Extension programs, the research reported here aimed to identify current and potential outdoor recreational opportunities in the St. Johns River Basin, an inland area in northeastern Florida. We identify the characteristics of the visitors participating in the recreational activities and discuss opportunities to enhance tourism experiences. Similar research can be implemented in other U.S. regions to document the benefits provided by water resources to local and regional economies.
Borisova, T., Bi, X., Larkin, S., & Longanecker, J. (2016). Assessing Nature-Based Recreation to Support Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability Extension Programs. Journal of Extension, 54(5), Article 9. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss5/9