Forum: What are the Catskills Worth? The Economic Value of Catskill Park and NYC Watershed Lands

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

 

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The Trail Conference's Executive Director Ed Goodell will be one of the panelists at the public forum entitled "What are the Catskills Worth? The Economic Value of Catskill Park and NYC Watershed Lands" on Thursday, January 31st, from 4:30 to 6:00pm at the Olive Town Meeting House (50 Bostock Road, off Route 28 in Shokan).

The event will focus on presentation and discussion of a new report, “Economic Valuation Study for Public Lands in the Central Catskills” prepared by Brian Zweig of Business Opportunities Management Consulting. Free and open to the public.

At the forum, Mr. Zweig will present the study’s findings, answer questions and participate in a panel discussion with development experts on implications for future development priorities.  Panelists include Peg Ellsworth, executive director of the MARK Project in Arkville, New York, and Ed Goodell, executive director of the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference.

An executive summary of the report is available here: http://www.catskillheritage.org.

Read a news article here: Outdoor Recreation on Catskill Lands Brings 2.5 Million People, Thousands of Jobs, and $115 million, Study Shows

Sponsor: 
Catskill Center, Catskill Mountainkeeper and the Catskill Heritage Alliance
Where: 
Olive Town Meeting House, 50 Bostock Rd, off Route 28 in Shokan, NY