Study: $1B in recreation spending on western US lands with sagebrush habitat in 11 states | Star Tribune

The ripple effect of that spending in the form of indirect and induced investments produced a total economic output of $1.06 billion, including $172 million in Idaho, $152 million in Montana, $119 million in Nevada, $108 million in Wyoming and $103 million in Oregon, the report said.

Pew commissioned the study with the Western Values Project, a nonprofit group that advocates a balance between energy development and conservation. “Protecting greater sage-grouse habitat is not just wise conservation policy, but also sound economic policy for the West,” said Ken Rait, director of Pew’s U.S. public lands project.

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