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New Study Finds Wild Gila and San Francisco Rivers Greatly Contribute to Local Economy

Data indicates Wild and Scenic designation would increase outdoor recreation spending

SANTA FE, N.M. – Water related outdoor recreation in New Mexico’s Gila River and San Francisco River watersheds stimulates economic activity that supports at least 3,900 jobs in New Mexico, providing $92.4 million of income, according to a new study conducted by Southwick and Associates and commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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