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A report highlighting common strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities of recreation economies gateway communities.

Download the Gateway Community Assessment Report

Based on data collected from Tucker and Pocahontas Counties and secondary data, this report evaluates the recreation economy and identifies where additional resources are needed.  

Download the Economic and Quality of Life Indicators Report 

An evaluation of the economic impact of mountain biking on recreational economies in both West Virginia and nationally.

 Download the Economic Impacts of Mountain Biking Report 

Branding Guide

The Mon Forest Towns Identity System and how to use the brand can be downloaded in the Mon Forest Towns Brand Style Guide below: 

Download the full Mon Forest Towns Brand Style Guide 

Rural Destination Self-Assessments

The Rural Destination Management Self-Assessment will help to identify and assess local assets as part of a destination management planning process. Emphasis is on helping to identify opportunities to develop and enhance assets for recreation and tourism. Expanding assets helps attract more visitors and keep visitors longer in the region. This program seeks to satisfy community recreation and tourism needs, protect natural and cultural resource attractions, and identify sustainable development opportunities for future generations.

Download the Rural Destination Self Assessment Form 

Download The Community Based Tourism for Conservation and Development Resource Kit by The Mountain Institute (PDF)