Message #107: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Tourism in the West Conference May 1-2 Date: Wed, 05 Mar 1997 14:57:31 EST From: David Orr The Center for the American West will conduct a conference called "Seeing and Being Seen: Tourism in the American West". The May 1-2 conference will address the pros and cons of the tourist industry on growth, landscape and environment and the local economy. Speakers Thomas Power, Chair, Department of Economics, University of Montana, will speak on "Tourism, Development, and Community Change in the West". Power recently authored _Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies_ (Island Press) which argues "how and why economies based on extractive industries (mining, logging, ranching and agriculture) are rarely stable and rarely lead to a high quality of life." Conference fee before April: $25. Contact Center for the American West, University of Colorado at Boulder, Campus Box 234, Boulder, CO 80309-0234.