[MAIPC] Impacts to tourism from invasive species

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Mon Feb 13 07:58:41 PST 2017


This is of major concern to me.  I am thinking of Shenandoah National 
Park and the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest where we have 
known WLBG infestations and little is done to educate visitors.  There 
is no question in my mind they will be taking it down to Rock Creek Park 
or the C&O Canal.

This is but a simple example of what I think you are going for.  I do 
include all forest users as tourists. I shudder to think of the work 
needed with international tourism.  I would think APHIS would be 
involved in that though.

I am disappointed there is not more attention to this.  I am trying to 
address this through DOI, but at the moment they are all adjusting to 
the new administration.

Would welcome assistance from those with stronger credentials than mine.

Dewey Clark,
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Dewey Clark
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On 2/13/2017 10:38 AM, Jewitt, Amy wrote:
> Good morning!
> This may have been a subject recently posted about on the MAIPC 
> listserve (as it seems slightly familiar to me…), but I was wondering 
> if anyone has information on ball-park estimates of economic costs 
> *specifically to tourism* that can be derived from the harmful impacts 
> posed by invasive species?
> Thanks,
> Amy
> *Amy L. Jewitt*
> /i/MapInvasives Coordinator
> Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program
> Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
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