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Recent News

Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area. The Daily News (Galveston County, TX), April 29, 2017.

A New Star for Texas: the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Plan. Rails to Trails Conservancy Trailblog. April 14, 2017

JeffCo Commissioners Approve Supporting Recreation Area. The News (Port Arthur, TX), February 13, 2017.

County Moves Forward with Hot Wells Rehabilitation Project. Rivard Report, December 7, 2016.

Rising from the Ruins: The Hot Wells Hotel and Spa’s unlikely century-plus journey from elite retreat to park for the people. San Antonio Magazine, June 2016.

Delaware River Geotourism MapGuide Officially Launched. Epoch Times, May 10, 2016.



The Montana Wilderness Association encourages us to get out and explore Southeast Montana. BLM Wild, September 12, 2015

National Geographic to highlight river valley. The River Reporter, September 9, 2015

National Geographic plans geotourism map along Delaware River. Pocono Record, August 25, 2015

Where Horizons Stretch to the Edge of the World. Montana Wilderness Association Exploring Montana feature, August 25, 2015

The Pryors in a Day. Montana Wilderness Association Exploring Montana feature, August 5, 2015

President Obama’s designating Waco Mammoth National Monument encourages us all to reconnect with America’s magnificent and wondrous past (editorial). Waco Tribune, July 14, 2015

President Obama to officially declare Waco Mammoth Site as a National Monument. Waco Tribune, July 10, 2015

Big Crowds Expected with Debut of Waco Mammoth National Monument. Waco Tribune, July 10, 2015

Celebration Honors San Antonio Missons World Heritage Site Designation.  San Antonio Magazine, July 2015

San Antonio Missions inscribed as a World Heritage Site. KSAT12 News, July 5, 2015

Will San Antonio missions’ world heritage status be a boon for Texas? Christian Science Monitor, July 5, 2015

Tourism talk dominates Middle Smithfield Township supervisors’ meeting. Pocono Record, July 20, 2015

More reports add up Water Gap Park’s value. KTIV4 News, April 25, 2015

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area needs publicity boost, report says. Pocono Record, April 22, 2015

Report touts Water Gap Park’s economic benefit to area. New Jersey Herald, April 21, 2015

National parks director: Waco Mammoth Site should be part of the system. Waco Tribune, April 6, 2015

Past is Prologue. Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, April 10, 2013.

Blue and Gray Make Green: Five Interesting Facts about Civil War Tourism. Park Advocate, April 10, 2013.

Recreating Hot Wells: A Mission for South San Antonio. KENS5 News, February 26, 2013

World Heritage Status Could be Economic Game Changer for Missions. San Antonio Business Journal, February 22, 2013

Benefits Seen in World Heritage Site Status for Missions. San Antonio Express News, February 11, 2013

Can a Flood of Tourists Protect the Wetlands—and the Region—from Storm Surges?, November 14, 2012

Old Hot Wells Resort Could Be Next County Park. San Antonio Express-News, August 28, 2012

Park Expansion is a Good Investment. San Antonio Express-News, May 26, 2012 (editorial, a year after study release)

Proposed Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area Could Bring Significant Economic Impacts to Texas. The Anahuac Progress, February 8, 2012

Recreation Area a Positive for Economy. Bay City Tribune, Jan. 25, 2012

A Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area: Lemonade from Sea Level Rise., January 25, 2012

NPCA Report Looks at Creating a National Recreation Area along the Texas Coast near Houston. National Parks Traveler, January 22, 2012

Proposed National Recreation Area Could Mean Visitors, Revenue for Texas., January 19, 2012

Study Finds Gulf Coast Storm Buffer Would Create Jobs. Houston Chronicle, January 18, 2012

South San Antonio Leaders Eye Redevelopment of Historic Hot Wells. San Antonio Business Journal, November 25, 2011

Will Valles Caldera become a National Park? High Country News, Oct. 27, 2011

Study Advocates Putting Valles Caldera Under National Park Service. New Mexico Business Weekly, Oct. 24, 2011

Study Points to Economic Benefits of Colonial National Historical Park. National Parks Traveler, Sept. 18, 2011

A Bright Future for San Antonio Missions. San Antonio Express-News, June 2, 2011

National Parks Gem: San Antonio Missions., May 19, 2011

Proof Positive: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Generates Economic Value., May 15, 2011

Missions Planning for a Strong Future. San Antonio Express-News, May 12, 2011

Reflect on This: San Antonio Missions Pump Millions into City Coffers., January 4, 2011 (prior to study release)

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park: An Economic Driver. National Parks Traveler, November 19, 2010

Report Calls Military Park Economic Asset. Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, November 18, 2010

Economic Benefits of National Parks Reported. Deseret News, June 7, 2009

Study: National Parks Create Economic Benefits for Communities. Moab Times-Independent, 2009


Press Releases

Harbinger completes two reports that shed light on economic benefits associated with heritage tourism. March 2013

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