Skift Take

Striking a balance between the need for tourist dollars and protecting fragile ecosystems and sacred sites is a growing challenge, particularly in the American West. The pandemic has driven people to the great outdoors. Catch up with some innovative ideas here that are addressing these concerns.

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Travelers are flocking to the tens of millions of acres of land the U.S. federal government owns in the American West as tourist seek outdoor tourism alternatives. That has presented big challenges for conservation on those lands, as well as for equity and inclusion among the peo