Enhancing Nebraska’s Ecotourism Industry

Research & Engagement, 2016


Summary

Private-lands nature-based tourism can provide many benefits to stressed rural areas. This project will focus on international best practices in Namibia that can help Nebraska’s emerging ecotourism industry grow into world leaders in private-lands ecotourism.

Contributors

Richard Edwards (PI), Director, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Larkin Powell (Co-PI), Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Katie Nieland (Co-PI), Assistant Director, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Sarah Sortum (Co-PI), Rancher, Calamus Outfitters/Switzer Ranch Management Team
Anthony Schutz (Co-PI), Associate Professor, College of Law, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Partners

Charles Bicak, Senior Vice Chancellor, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Nils Odendaal, Chief Executive Officer, Namibrand Nature Reserve Namibia
Richard Yoder, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business
Viktoria Keding, Director, Namib Desert Environ. Education Trust Namibia
Peter Longo (RFI Fellow), Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska at Kearney; Editor, Great Plains Research
Larry Swanson, Director, OConnor Center for the Rocky Mountain West University of Montana

Contact: Richard Edwards, redwards@unl.edu