Framework for sustainable tourism group unveiled

Committee aimed at finding solutions to negative impacts

By Alan Wartes

Gunnison County Commissioners are poised to organize a new effort to tackle one of the key goals identified by community members in the recent One Valley Prosperity Project (OVPP): how to achieve “sustainable tourism” in the valley.

On Tuesday, Community and Economic Development Director Cathie Pagano presented commissioners with a draft charter and action plan for creating a new group of local stakeholders to be called the Sustainable Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee. The group’s proposed structure is modeled after the county’s Gunnison Basin Sage-grouse Strategic Committee.

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