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Snowmobile Survey

Prepared by:
Amy M Nagler, Christopher T. Bastian, David T. Taylor, and Thomas K. Foulke
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming

The 2012 Wyoming Snowmobile Study focused on snowmobiling activity on the twelve trail systems and 2,000 miles of snowmobile trails managed by the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. It surveyed resident and nonresident snowmobilers, along with snowmobile outfitter clients, at the end of the 2011-2012 winter season. The full report along with a summary of key findings can be downloaded below. The 174 page final report provides a wealth of information about the three sub-groups of Wyoming snowmobilers and covers perspectives related to use and spending patterns, demographics, and priorities for future management of the State Snowmobile Program.

The 2012 study determined snowmobiling generates over $175 million per year in total economic contributions to Wyoming’s economy. This stems from $147 million in direct annual spending by snowmobilers across Wyoming which supports the equivalent of 1,300 jobs and generates $7.4 million in annual state and local government revenue.

 

 

ORV Permits

Prepared by:
Wyoming State Trails Program, Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

2002 was the first year the public had the opportunity to purchase an ORV (off road vehicle) permit. This report shows the number of permits sold per county.

 

 

Off-Road Vehicle Survey

Prepared by:
Amy M Nagler, Christopher T. Bastian, David T. Taylor, and Thomas K. Foulke Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming

The 2012 Wyoming Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Study focused on recreational ORV activity across Wyoming. It surveyed resident and nonresident ORV riders during 2012. The full report along with a summary of key findings can be downloaded below. The 113 page final report provides a wealth of information about Wyoming ORV riders and covers perspectives related to use and spending patterns, demographics, and priorities for future management of the State ORV Trails Program.

The 2012 study determined ORV riding generates over $244 million per year in total economic contributions to Wyoming’s economy. This stems from $206 million in direct annual spending by riders across Wyoming which supports the equivalent of 1,468 jobs and generates $9.6 million in annual state and local government revenue.