Economy

The Rogue is a conduit for economic growth. Every year millions in revenue flow from rafting, fishing, and recreation into local businesses.

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Wild and Scenic

 It is likely that increased federal protection of critical tributaries to the Wild Rogue would not only have positive short-run economic effects, but would further enhance the long-run economic benefits accruing to Josephine County and the State of Oregon.

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Tourism

Approximately 93% of guests on commercial rafting and fishing trips came from areas outside of southwestern Oregon and 72% came from outside of Oregon. Visitors to the Wild and Scenic Rogue accounted for three out of every four lodging guests in the local area during the four-month Wild Rogue permit season (May 15 through October 15).

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Revenue

River-based recreation on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River, which includes rafting, fishing, hiking, and jetboat tours, accounted for not less than $30 million in total economic output, including $15.4 million in personal income, and 445 full and part-time jobs.

Source: Regional Economic Impacts of Recreation on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River
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