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What Is Heritage Development?

Heritage Development involves activities which identify, protect, enhance and promote the historic, recreational, natural, cultural and scenic resources of a region or corridor and stimulate community sustainability and economic development through heritage, outdoor recreation and eco-tourism.  Heritage initiatives involve the collection, conservation, interpretation and dissemination of the history and culture of places and the use of historic buildings, natural and recreational resources, cultural artifacts, and stories to enhance quality of life and attract appropriate tourism and industry.

The community benefits of heritage development include environmental restoration, an enhanced sense of community pride, retention of young people, recruitment of light industry, economic development derived from tourism, expansion of recreational opportunities, and other quality of life improvements that foster optimism, sense of community, and a renewed sense of common purpose.

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