The Enchantments—Being Loved to Death

One of the key indicators that we are over the tipping point of sustainable tourism in the Leavenworth area is the overuse of the Enchantments in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. There have been two recent articles in the news describing the impacts of too many visitors. The Chelan County Board…

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Sustainable Tourism

What is Sustainable Tourism? The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) defines sustainable tourism, as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities”.  Like many communities across the country, Chelan County struggles to…

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