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Maximising Local Benefit

Upfront planning and coordination can ensure that benefits from tourism and environmental services can be maximised to the benefit of local landholders and communities.

  • Chambers of commerce and trade associations can help ensure availability of adequate accommodation, retail and restaurant capacity.
  • Quality accreditation of services, together with training and marketing support can further enhance this process, and maximize local “multiplier” effects from visitor centres.
  • Clear evidence of environmental services provided by beaver could be useful to landholder eligibility for payments of future agri-evironmental subsidies or their equivalents – or even via possible private sector sponsorship.