Customer Diversity And The Future Demand For Outdoor Recreation

A supporting technical document for the 1993 Update of the 1989 RPA Assessment

Changes in the composition of the U.S. population may alter the demand for outdoor recreation in the future. Several demographic changes are likely to affect future recreation demand and participation: the average age is increasing, the proportion of racial and ethnic minorities is increasing, and the proportion of urban residents is increasing. This study reviewed and analyzed the relationship between recreation participation and changing demographics.

Highlights include the following:

Dwyer, John F. 1994. Customer diversity and the future demand for outdoor recreation. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM252. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 58 p.