Archive for November 4th, 2015

Nature Tourism in Texas

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Children excited about what they see in nature.

Children excited about what they see in nature.

This is Passport to Texas

Nature tourism, which for most of us includes wildlife viewing, gives the Texas economy a nice little bump.

13-Right now, we have 4.4 million people who participate in wildlife watching. And that translates to about 13.8 billion dollars going towards the Texas Economy.

Liz Tomberlin works in nature tourism at Texas Parks and Wildlife.

08- [Nature tourism] is a non-consumptive form of exploring the great outdoors. You are not really taking anything; you are participating in it, which is great.

The Texas outdoors is a big place; there’s a lot to do and to see and that can be overwhelming for some, keeping them close to home. What if there was a simple
and familiar item–or nine of them–available to everyone that could help guide users to outdoor discovery. Think that might help make the great Texas outdoors more manageable? There’s a way to find out.

17-We have nine different maps for great Texas Wildlife trails covering all of Texas, in different regions. And they allow people to find sites that have been vetted by Texas Parks and Wildlife that will help them view wildlife within Texas, and get a great experience of the Texas outdoors.

Liz Tomberlin returns with details about the maps tomorrow. Meanwhile, find interactive versions of the maps on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.