August 2, 2021

"Forever Mighty" & Sustainable Tourism in Utah

From Amsterdam to Zion National Park, destinations around the world are speaking up about being “loved to death,” a feeling that visitor behavior is actually damaging the very features that make a destination desirable. Many North American GNAR communitie...

Engaging Students in GNAR Communities

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September 29, 2021

Engaging Students in GNAR Communities

I first learned about Gateway to Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) communities in a workshop class right after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. My interests had previously focused on “urban” areas; dense, developed, spaces where society had completely tran...

The Importance of Capital Asset Planning

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September 8, 2021

The Importance of Capital Asset Planning

What are a community’s capital assets? Anything tangible and depreciable that a community funds. Things like roads, sewer and water systems, vehicles, and buildings are all considered capital assets for a community. A large portion of a community’s budget...

GNARly Cartography

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June 23, 2021

GNARly Cartography

Researchers and practitioners need to effectively engage with a wide audience, and one of the best ways to communicate data and information is through maps. Maps improve our understanding of gateway communities in a few ways. The connections and linkage

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I first learned about Gateway to Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) communities in a workshop class right after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. My interests had previously focused on “urban” areas; dense, developed, spaces where society had completely tran
Engaging Students in GNAR Communities

Engaging Students in GNAR Communities

I first learned about Gateway to Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) communities in a workshop class right after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. My interests had previously focused on “urban” areas; dense, developed, spaces where society had completely tran...

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What are a community’s capital assets? Anything tangible and depreciable that a community funds. Things like roads, sewer and water systems, vehicles, and buildings are all considered capital assets for a community. A large portion of a community’s budget
The Importance of Capital Asset Planning

The Importance of Capital Asset Planning

What are a community’s capital assets? Anything tangible and depreciable that a community funds. Things like roads, sewer and water systems, vehicles, and buildings are all considered capital assets for a community. A large portion of a community’s budget...

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From Amsterdam to Zion National Park, destinations around the world are speaking up about being “loved to death,” a feeling that visitor behavior is actually damaging the very features that make a destination desirable. Many North American GNAR communitie
"Forever Mighty" & Sustainable Tourism in Utah

"Forever Mighty" & Sustainable Tourism in Utah

From Amsterdam to Zion National Park, destinations around the world are speaking up about being “loved to death,” a feeling that visitor behavior is actually damaging the very features that make a destination desirable. Many North American GNAR communitie...

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Aspen, Colorado, an elite resort community in the Rocky Mountains, has one of the largest affordable housing programs in the nation. So what can other resort communities that face a shortage of affordable options learn from Aspen?
Learning from Aspen

Learning from Aspen

Aspen, Colorado, an elite resort community in the Rocky Mountains, has one of the largest affordable housing programs in the nation. So what can other resort communities that face a shortage of affordable options learn from Aspen?

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Researchers and practitioners need to effectively engage with a wide audience, and one of the best ways to communicate data and information is through maps. Maps improve our understanding of gateway communities in a few ways. The connections and linkage
GNARly Cartography

GNARly Cartography

Researchers and practitioners need to effectively engage with a wide audience, and one of the best ways to communicate data and information is through maps. Maps improve our understanding of gateway communities in a few ways. The connections and linkage

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Gateway and Natural Amenity Regions (GNAR) across the American West have experienced unprecedented social and economic change as a result of the pandemic. What was once a steady stream of international tourists has now completely dried up.
Building Smart and Connected GNARs with the GNAR Compass App

Building Smart and Connected GNARs with the GNAR Compass App

Gateway and Natural Amenity Regions (GNAR) across the American West have experienced unprecedented social and economic change as a result of the pandemic. What was once a steady stream of international tourists has now completely dried up.

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What is the GNAR Initiative Toolkit?
What is the GNAR Initiative Toolkit?

What is the GNAR Initiative Toolkit?

What is the GNAR Initiative Toolkit?

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Welcome to the GNARly Blog!! We are excited to launch this blog to provide a space for people living in and working with gateway and natural amenity regions across the west to share their challenges, opportunities, strategies, and lessons learned with eac
Welcome to the GNARly Blog!

Welcome to the GNARly Blog!

Welcome to the GNARly Blog!! We are excited to launch this blog to provide a space for people living in and working with gateway and natural amenity regions across the west to share their challenges, opportunities, strategies, and lessons learned with eac...