Miles Phillips comes to OSU from Texas A&M University Extension, where he brought together elements of the agriculture, forestry, natural resources and adventure industries to create a cohesive and sustainable tourism program. He worked to broaden traditional tourism to encompass such diverse activities as hunting, visiting pumpkin patches, landscape painting and kayaking. He’ll use a similar approach in Oregon.
His top priority is to use Extension’s research- and outreach-based approach to combine the many arms of the tourism industry into one alliance to bring visitors to the southern Oregon coast, improve the economy and promote conservation of its natural resources. His office is in Bandon, Oregon (Wild Rivers Center, 57744 Round Lake Road, Bandon, OR 97411).
Learn more about Miles' work in coastal sustainable tourism by reading his blog.
(Photo by Lynn Ketchum)