Louisiana Birding Trail Update

This statewide program needed a refresh after its initial creation 20 years ago. The Louisiana Office of Tourism hired Hargrove International to establish criteria for inclusion, update/validate current site listings, identify and assess new sites, map sites by regions, produce ornithological lists for each region, secure images of sites and bird species, and write compelling […]

Why are criteria important to trail development?

Criteria help define the core elements for participation. For a thematic trail, the most essential criterium for evaluation is how the site/experience/attraction contributes to the designated theme. Other criteria may focus on visitor readiness or interpretation. Establishing and adhering to criteria is foundational for trail integrity and consistent experience delivery.