ERIC Number: ED093801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Use and Development of Outdoor Recreation Resources in Northeastern New Mexico.
Gray, James R.
A study was made in northeastern New Mexico, centering in Colfax County, to determine potential economic benefits from specific developments at the recreation sites in the area. The emphasis of the study was on the demand for recreational facilities. Supply aspects were considered only in terms of available facilities. The first step was to identify the characteristics of the recreationists at the sites. Anyone engaging in any one of 27 different kinds of outdoor recreation activities was considered a recreationist. An economic model was developed that included two major limiting factors that influence recreationists to choose one site over another. These are the economic and leisure time factors. The purpose of the study was to determine, site by site, which recreational activities should be encouraged and which should be discouraged. The results of the survey are reported in several tabulations, including a) characteristics of recreationists, b) inventory of facilities, c) investments of facilities, d) costs to recreationists, e) direct and indirect benefits, f) recreational values by activities, g) values based on changes and income and leisure time, and h) quality of site. (HMD)
Descriptors: Facility Expansion, Facility Inventory, Facility Utilization Research, Parks, Recreation, Recreational Activities, Recreational Facilities, Recreationists
Bulletin Office, Department of Agricultural Information, New Mexico State University, Drawer 3AI, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico