Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism
The state of Utah supports outdoor recreation and tourism through a variety of legislative appropriations, revenue generating mechanisms, taxes, and federal programs that are administered by the state. This review provides an overview of the various programs and funding mechanisms that currently exist within Utah, describes how and to what extent they are funded, outlines how they support outdoor recreation and tourism, and highlights opportunities where the state can strategically capitalize on existing programs.
Smith, Jordan W. and Trout, Casey, "An Overview of State Funding for Outdoor Recreation and Tourism in Utah" (2023). Environment and Society Faculty Publications. Paper 1648.