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Francisco Valenzuela
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  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Francisco Valenzuela's Discussions

State of the Hispanic Market Report and Hispanics Live In America

Started Apr 20, 2012 0 Replies

 Two great reference documents.The U.S. Hispanic population is the largest minority segment and is growing at a dramatic rate towards ethnic plurality, which has already occurred in the most populous…Continue

FSM 2300 - Read it!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bjorn Fredrickson Feb 10, 2012. 3 Replies

The new Forest Service recreation Directive 2300, the Zero code was released late last year without much celebration.But it’s a very important document in that it provides the foundation direction…Continue

Hunting Cameras in Forest.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle Ahearn Feb 9, 2011. 11 Replies

This is a rapidly emerging issue. The placement of digital cameras in the forest for the purpose of scouting game is rapidly becoming more common. The technology is quickly improving and the costs…Continue

Find a Recreation Job!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Francisco Valenzuela Dec 5, 2016. 9 Replies

Posting Recreation Jobs here!A real-time list of all recreation-related job postings on USAJobs.Note to posters: please delete…Continue

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Francisco Valenzuela replied to Pualani Helmbrecht's discussion Content Suggestions for a Recreational Resource Management Class
"Ok lets put together a class for Fiscal year 2018."
Jun 13
Francisco Valenzuela posted a status
"Read: Developing an operational model of sustainable recreation:USDA Forest Service southwestern region national forests Forests"
Jun 3
Francisco Valenzuela posted a blog post

Developing an operational model of sustainable recreation,Forest Service southwestern region

Here is a great study worth ready and an excellent perspective on sustainable recreation as a model for building capacity.Attached are the full files.Abstract Developing an operational model of sustainable recreation: A qualitative study of USDA Forest Service southwestern region national forests Forests JEREMY A. GOLSTON This thesis describes a qualitative investigation of the implementation of the Southwestern Strategy for Sustainable Recreation. Its purpose is to elaborate an operational…See More
Jun 3
Francisco Valenzuela posted a photo

cosmic-campground

Cosmic Campground, Gila National ForestFrancisco looking up in wonder.
Jun 1
Francisco Valenzuela posted a blog post

Goethe in Love

1783 | WeimarGoethe in LoveNature! We are surrounded and embraced by her: powerless to separate ourselves from her, and powerless to penetrate beyond her.Without asking or warning, she snatches us up into her circling dance, and whirls us on until we are tired and drop from her arms.She is ever shaping new forms: what is, has never yet been; what has been, comes not again. Everything is new, and yet nought but the old.We live in her midst and know her not. She is incessantly speaking to us, but…See More
Apr 10
Francisco Valenzuela posted a blog post

Creating a New Trails System Around Mount St. Helens

Here is an article that is going to be in  Washington Trail Association magazine.This is about work we did as a team about 30 years ago.  With some thoughts that are recent related to sustainable recreation.  I still think these ideas are still the right ideas behind trails and trail systems. While there is science in recreation planning, what is more important is the liberal arts. There is no such thing as a sustainable trail, there are durable ones but there is such a thing as a sustainable…See More
Mar 19
Francisco Valenzuela left a comment for Jack Brooks
"Welcome to RecLink. This site needs active participants and I hope you will be one. Please share your ideas projects and questions. Thanks Francisco"
Mar 3
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Sustainable Recreation and Tourism

A group that learns about and practices sustainable development as it relates to public land recreation and tourism
Feb 22
Francisco Valenzuela posted blog posts
Jan 19
Francisco Valenzuela left a comment for Hannah Hindley
"Welcome  Hannah to Rec Link. Please share your thoughts and ideas and reach out o other members. We are glad to have you here. Francisco"
Jan 12
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Robert D. Putnam

Mr. Social Capital; Robert D. Putnam in New Mexico with Francisco Valenzuela
Jan 5
Francisco Valenzuela left a comment for Paul D. Holeva
"Welcome to RecLink Paul .  Please be an active member and share your thoughts , ideas, questions and talent. Thanks Francisco"
Dec 20, 2016
Francisco Valenzuela replied to Francisco Valenzuela's discussion Find a Recreation Job!
"Good morning!  A great opportunity in Albuquerque, NM  Following is the USAJOBS link to the Archeologist, GS-0193-13, merit vacancy announcement 17-03-302535G-DQ that opened today and closes 12/12/2016.  Please forward to those who…"
Dec 5, 2016
Sandra G. Skrien commented on Francisco Valenzuela's blog post How Forests Heal People
"Great video, I'm trying to figure out how to share with some friends.  This is very well done.  I think we all "feel" this but to see it put together this way resonates.  Thanks for sharing."
Nov 25, 2016
Sandra G. Skrien liked Francisco Valenzuela's blog post How Forests Heal People
Nov 25, 2016
Francisco Valenzuela posted a blog post

How Forests Heal People

A short video that just watching has a calming effect. Its more important than ever that we staying contact with that energy that supports our efforts to protect public lands and share with everyone their benefits. https://vimeo.com/187181616See More
Nov 22, 2016

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USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Regional Office
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Director Recreation, Heritrage and Wilderness
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OutDoor Recreation Planning and Administration

Francisco Valenzuela

Francisco Valenzuela is the South Western Region’s Director of Sustainable Recreation, Tourism, Heritage and Wilderness Programs. He is responsible for leadership and oversight for recreation, tourism, heritage and Wilderness on over 22 million acres of the United States: Forests, Grasslands and National Monuments.
Francisco has an extensive background of experience in recreation with over 30 years of experience in recreation management and planning starting with the Youth Conservation Corp as an enrollee with the state of Colorado while in high school.

Francisco has been the Forest Service recreation planner and dispersed recreation manager for the Rocky Mountain Region and the Eastern Region of the Forest Service regional recreation planner and developed recreation program leader. He has lead major recreation planning efforts in the tropical rain forest of Puerto Rico, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Francisco has also worked for Colorado State Parks as a ranger and for Vancouver County in Washington State as a county open space and recreation planner. He was the National developed recreation program leader and worked on the National Recreation Strategy and the Recovery Act and well as working with IBSC in infrastructure and data management. .

He has consulted and provided training across the United States, and in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Honduras, and Jordan. Francisco has several published professional papers in recreation management and has appeared in Public Television programs as a guest host on recreation issues.

His professional interests include the development of social norms, collaboration, environmental justice, environmental education and interpretation, trail design, game theory and sustainable recreation. Francisco received a Bachelor of Science in recreation management from Colorado State University with additional graduate level courses in recreation, land reclamation and photography. Francisco enjoys all forms of outdoor recreation, particularly technical climbing, and is a passionate photographer and father.

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Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

 

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Developing an operational model of sustainable recreation,Forest Service southwestern region

Posted on June 3, 2017 at 11:32am 0 Comments

Here is a great study worth ready and an excellent perspective on sustainable recreation as a model for building capacity.

Attached are the full files.

Abstract

Developing an operational model of sustainable recreation: A qualitative study of USDA Forest Service southwestern region national forests

Forests

JEREMY A. GOLSTON

This thesis describes a qualitative investigation of the implementation of the Southwestern Strategy for Sustainable Recreation.…

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Goethe in Love

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 9:22am 0 Comments

1783 | Weimar

Goethe in Love

Nature! We are surrounded and embraced by her: powerless to separate ourselves from her, and powerless to penetrate beyond her.

Without asking or warning, she snatches us up into her circling dance, and whirls us on until we are tired and drop from her arms.

She is ever shaping new forms: what is, has never yet been; what has been, comes not again. Everything is new, and yet nought but the…

Continue

Creating a New Trails System Around Mount St. Helens

Posted on March 19, 2017 at 6:46pm 0 Comments

Here is an article that is going to be in  Washington Trail Association magazine.

This is about work we did as a team about 30 years ago.  With some thoughts that are recent related to sustainable recreation.  I still think these ideas are still the right ideas behind trails and trail systems. While there is science in recreation planning, what is more important is the liberal arts. There is no such thing as a sustainable trail, there are durable ones but there is such a thing as a…

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GAO: National Park Service Needs to Evaluate Its Approach to Tackling Deferred Maintenance

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 1:47pm 0 Comments

681581.pdf

GAO: National Park Service Needs to Evaluate Its Approach to Tackling Deferred Maintenance

Courtesy of the National Parks Traveler

By Kurt Repanshek



As a single figure, the…

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At 1:58pm on September 13, 2013, Jessica Dunn said…

How would nature...?  A website that gives you the biological solution for your inquiry!  Pretty cool stuff.

http://www.asknature.org

At 12:08pm on April 25, 2013, Nancy Zapotocki said…

Thanks for the warm welcome : ) Spring has sprung - BIG time in the east, so the cross-country skis are being put away till next year. Our snow dogs aren't quite ready!! Off to Spring-time wildflower watching, bird migrations and hiking. I'm looking forward to connecting on RecLink. Looks like a great site! Nancy

At 9:05am on February 22, 2013, Martha Twarkins said…

Thanks Francisco!!

At 6:40pm on February 21, 2013, Ramiro Villalvazo said…

Gracias Francisco!

At 6:14pm on November 14, 2012, Ronald Schubert said…

sorry i missed your call please contact me again tomorrow and if possible early in the morning.  Sorry for the trouble and looking forward to hereing from you

At 3:06pm on August 27, 2012, Gina Griffith said…

Thanks for the welcome to the international public use group.  I'm working (very slowly!) on a doctorate concerning international public use of a world heritage site.  But also, I'm part of the R5 Next Gen group and the topic were working on currently is USFS Identity Globally and Locally.  So I thought I'd take a look at what your group is working on to bring some ideas to the Next Gen group.  I'll post what we come up with too - maybe folks on your group can give some comments...

At 4:30pm on July 18, 2012, Emily B. Rudin said…

Thank you for your welcome message, Francisco. This is a wonderful website with great resources. I'm happy to be involved, and will spread the word too.

At 3:30pm on February 24, 2012, JUSTIN TROSPER said…

Thanks, glad to be here!

At 1:03pm on February 15, 2012, Tamara Wilton said…

Hi Francisco, Thanks for the reminder - Just invited three new members.  I will try to be on more myself.  Great site!

At 7:07pm on February 10, 2012, Ted Lee Eubanks said…

Thanks, Francisco. My friend John Kohl alerted to the list. Looks like a great list to follow.

 
 
 

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