Wild Rivers Coast Community Success Stories

Between 2013 and 2014, the Wild Rivers Coast, which includes the towns of Bandon, Brookings, Gold Beach, Langlois and Port Orford along Oregon’s South Coast, participated in Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio program. Since the completion of the program, these communities have been working together to stimulate their local economies through Culinary & Agritourism and Outdoor Recreation.

Visit the Wild Rivers Coast’s Rural Tourism Studio page to see the workshops that took place in their community and led to the following results.

Regional Collaboration

IMG_9156A success story about how to take a grouping of seemingly independent and competitive communities and develop it into a collective network of stakeholders that work together on Oregon’s South Coast.

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Outdoor Recreation

IMG_9787A project that began with creating a regional trails map quickly expanded to receive almost $400,000 in funding to further develop the regional trail system.

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Culinary & Agritourism

WIld Rivers Coast Farm TrailWhat began as a small-scale experiment to connect local food producers to each other, residents and visitors quickly grew into a formal network of local producers who have opened their doors for tourism to create a unique culinary and agritourism experience.

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The video above, produced in collaboration with Write to Know Consulting and Maser Films, highlights the inspiring efforts of the Wild Rivers Coast; a region working together to stimulate their local economy through tourism. Please feel free to use this video in your communications and outreach. You may link directly to the video on YouTube here, or download it here

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If you have additional questions or comments about Wild Rivers Coast Community Success Stories, please contact the appropriate member of the Travel Oregon staff listed below.

  1. Alexa Carey