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
Facilitates community focus by involving many partners
Improves competitive position in attracting
outside grants as well as private investment
PARK COUNTY’S 1994-2003 PROGRAM
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
Increased tourism revenues: ???
Increased property values: ???
Number of partners involved: over 100 ..