Economic Impact of Natural Resource-Related Organizations in Sauk County

Sauk County is widely recognized for its diverse natural resource gems and a long history of conservation efforts. Recently a number of natural resource-related organizations and economic development entities from the Baraboo area gathered to discuss how they can collaborate and better support each other. This assembly, known informally as “Fostering Collaborations,” formed a work group to assess the economic impact of all the natural resource-related organizations operating in Sauk County. A survey was sent to these organizations to measure their economic impact (wages, jobs, etc.) and the survey included general questions about land holdings, visitors, and volunteer hours donated throughout 2016.