This course will help you understand the impact and dependence on natural resources the tourism industry has on a local, regional, and global scale. The potential for tourism growth, diversification, and sustainability at any destination is linked to how natural resources are currently being used locally and globally, and potential changes in land, sea, and natural resource use and condition.
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Sam Martin. Instructor and Director of New Enterprise Programs in the department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Sam specializes in heritage tourism and has more than 25 years of industry experience having owned and operated several tourism-oriented businesses. He has also held senior marketing and management positions in up-scale resort and lodging properties, and in institutional fundraising. Sam lives in Fort Collins with his wife Joni and his son Timothy, two golden retrievers, Jake and Molly, and the head of the house cat. Joni and Sam have two older sons: Matt, a CSU alumnus; and Mike, a graduate of UC Denver. Both are currently pursuing careers in music.