In the pages
ahead, we will lead you through a five-step process to develop
nature tourism in your community or at your site. We have tried
to make the process as straightforward and enjoyable as possible,
but please remember that you are taking on a commitment to a long
and difficult process, for which there are few shortcuts. The
process we outline in the upcoming pages is expected to take you,
at minimum, a year to complete.
that if you are committed to going forward, you must also be committed
to doing so carefully and sustainably.
are assessing a single site or a community-wide series of sites,
the steps are the same:
nature tourism in your community is a lot like building a house.
You need raw materials, the right tools, and a plan. The links
below will serve as your “toolbox” as you build your
community’s nature tourism industry. We assume that you
will read through all the steps before starting on any of them,
so you have a clear idea where you’re going and what resources
we will provide you.