Access to the natural environment is a critical element of the economic, social, and ecological resilience of communities (Rogers & Garlick, 2021). In New Hampshire, outdoor recreation contributes an estimated $2.5 billion dollars yearly to the economy (BEA, 2019), which at 3.2% rivals the economic impact of the state’s entire food and accommodations sector.
Rogers, Shannon Ph.D.; Crytzer, Cody G.; and Ashcraft, Catherine M. Ph.D., "Access to Nature and Its Economic Implications" (2022). UNH Cooperative Extension. 1439.