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Quality of life on the Colorado Plateau: A report to camera-survey collaborators in southeast Utah

Open-File Report 2001-478

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Abstract

What constitutes quality of life among community residents in southeastern and central Utah? What critical areas, elements, and special outdoor places are essential to quality of life in those areas? Answering these questions was the goal of this "quality-of-life" research collaboration in the Colorado Plateau region. Collaborators include the Utah Travel Council (UTC), Canyon Country Partnership, Utah State University, and the county governments of Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan, and Wayne counties.

In recent years, the goal of the UTC has changed from simply encouraging tourism development to understanding the relationship between tourism and community quality of life. Elements of the new UTC mission include: “make Utah a better place to live by increasing the economic contribution of tourism,” and “protect base resources and maintain quality of life for residents and visitors alike” (Utah Division of Travel Development, 1997). The Social, Economic, and Institutional Analysis Section [SEIAS]/ Midcontinent Ecological Science Center/U.S. Geological Survey conducted this research in late spring through winter of 1997 in an effort to answer those questions posed by the collaboration. This report provides an overview of the research and presents summary results. 

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quality of life on the Colorado Plateau: A report to camera-survey collaborators in southeast Utah
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2001-478
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
vi, 27 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Carbon County, Emery County, Grand County, San Juan County, Wayne County
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N