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BENEFITS FROM A HERITAGE AREA PROGRAM

Ensures that there is a “heritage” to be enjoyed by future descendents and newcomers

Allows the essence of home place to be retained in the face of growth and change

Promotes and encourages long-term planning in management of growth

Facilitates community focus by involving many partners

Improves competitive position in attracting outside grants as well as private investment

park county herirage area programPARK COUNTY’S 1994-2003 PROGRAM

DIRECT

Ranch conservation easements: $7,850,000

Visitor centers and interpretive exhibits: $630,000

Preservation of structures: $350,000

Assistance in studies and planning: $575,000

Total additional direct funds attracted: $9,405,000

INDIRECT

Increased tourism revenues: ???

Increased property values: ???

PARTICIPATION

Number of partners involved: over 100 ..

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