CLIMATE AND TOURISM ON THE COLORADO PLATEAU BY CHRISTINA ALVORD, PATRICK LONG, ROGER PULWARTY, AND BRADLEY UDALL ourism is a major economic driver for the CLIMATE AND TOURISM ON THE COLORADO Colorado Plateau states of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. Yet despite the funda- T PLATEAU: A WORKSHOP SUMMARY mental influence climate has on tourism services WHAT: Thirty representatives from research, industry, in the West, there is limited understanding of the and environmental organizations discussed relationship between climate and business operations relationships between climate and Colorado and long-term sustainability. To address this relation- Plateau tourism industries ship, participants from various agencies and interests WHEN: 23-24 January 2007 in the region convened at a Climate and Tourism WHERE: Boulder, Colorado Workshop cohosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/University of Colorado Western Water Assessment, the Leeds Major session topics included climate trends and School of Business Center for Sustainable Tourism, projections; impacts of climate variability and change and the National Center for Atmospheric Research on federal, state, local, and private tourism commu- (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Representatives from nities; and the development of plausible strategies to the Arizona Golf Association, Vail Resort, Colorado adapt to and mitigate the
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 2008
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