Results of Phase One Action Team Implementation
2012 to 2015
The South Lincoln County Rural Tourism Studio resulted in the forwarding of key projects, including outdoor recreation development, high impact event planning and improved frontline staff training.
Attendees of the South Lincoln County Rural Tourism Studio identified outdoor recreation as a priority impact area for the destination. While the community had been working for years to develop outdoor recreation assets in the area, the South Lincoln County Rural Tourism Studio raised broader community awareness about the potential for economic development and brought a new, diverse mix of participants into the effort to build this tourism economy.
Key project highlights include:
- Mapping of 20 miles of non-motorized trails, multi-use coastal trails and 300 square miles of land and water for visitors to access in the area.
- Creation of the South Lincoln County Hike-Bike-Paddle Map in print and digital form to increase access to multi-use recreation.
- Strengthening and expanding a local student run kayaking business.
A case study on the South Lincoln County community’s efforts to advance outdoor recreation was developed by Write to Know Consulting in February 2015.