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Conservation, Recreation and Preservation Generate $1 Trillion Per Year for U.S. Economy

With unemployment rate still over 9 percent in the third quarter Labor Department jobs report, study illustrates job growth potential

WASHINGTON – Officials looking for cost-effective ways to stimulate the economy should look no further than out their own windows: That’s where the authors of a new economic study demonstrate that the great outdoors and historic preservation generate a conservative estimate of more than $1 trillion in total economic activity and support 9.4 million jobs each year.