The original publication in 1995 of Making Nature Your Business was a cooperative project made possible through Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas A&M University and the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Thomas D. Potts, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-1005, provided the nature tourism publication entitled Nature-Based Tourism Enterprises. His work was adapted and merged with strategic parts of Nature Tourism in the Lone Star State: Economic Opportunities in Nature, a special report developed by the State Task Force on Nature Tourism. These two publications were used in developing the original version of Making Nature Your Business. Now in its third revision (December 2002) the original publication has been updated, revised and added to by Linda Campbell, Nature Tourism Coordinator, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Making Nature Your Business was prepared for web distribution was by the Wildlife Web Coordinator, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Note: Making Nature Your Business is a working document, and will be modified and reprinted as needed. Please mail any comments or suggestions to Nature Tourism Coordinator, Wildlife Diversity Branch, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744.
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Dispersal of this publication conforms with Texas State Documents Depository Law, and it is available at Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department receives federal financial assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior and its bureaus prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex (in educational programs). If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program, activity, or facility, or if you desire further information, please call or write: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Civil Rights Programs - External Programs, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive, Webb 300, Arlington, VA 22203, (703) 358-1724.