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$100 Billion Disappears from National Forest Worth

| Wednesday August 17th, 2005 | 0 Comments

moneytree.jpgWe’ve talked before about the literal dollar value of wilderness. Likewise, Clinton era economists put a price tag of $111 Billion Anually on recreation in US National Forests. The current administration has scaled that number down to $11 Billion, citing better calculation methods. Grist points out that birdwatchers alone spent $38 Billion last year on equipment and related travel. So which side is cooking the books?


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