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Rachel Kennon Franchina
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Status of 2330 FSM and FSH updates

Started Nov 15, 2013 0 Replies

A few words from Chris Hartman in the WO regarding the status of the 2330 FSM and FSH updates.FSM 2330 - Publicly Managed Recreation OpportunitiesThe decision was made several years ago to divide up…Continue

Tags: policy, handbook, manual, service, forest

Framework for Sustainable Recreation Implementation Guide

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Kennon Franchina May 11, 2012. 1 Reply

The WO would like your input on the draft Framework for Sustainable Recreation Implemenation Guide. The purpose of the Implementation Guide is to provide guidance, tools and resources to field…Continue

Interagency Visitor Use Management Council

Started this discussion. Last reply by Floyd A. Thompson, III May 24, 2013. 3 Replies

In 2011, the NPS, FS, BLM, and FWS formed an Interagency Visitor Use Management Council (IVUMC) to address assessment, planning and management for visitor use and visitor capacity. Here is the full…Continue

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US Forest Service, Independent Resources Enterprise Team
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Recreation Planner
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B.S. Recreation Mgmt - Univ. of Montana, M.S. Natural Resource Recreation - Virginia Tech
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camping, hiking, rafting, canoeing, skiing, walking my dogs
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Building support for public lands through recreation and collaboration!

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President designates 5 new national monuments

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 5:34pm 2 Comments

First time President Obama has used the Antiquities Act to create national monuments. Some people are opposed because it adds financial burden to an already strapped National Park Service (and presumably BLM, although it is not mentioned in the article). …


A Short History of the Campsite

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

This article explores the evolution of the "campsite" idea and what it means to immerse oneself in nature when modern camping includes all the conveniences of home. For many of us as land/recereation managers, our idea of camping is far removed from the average American who now wants internet access, heat when it's cold and air conditioning when it's hot, and not to miss the scores of their favorite team. How many people really do want to get away from it all these days. Should our ideas of…


The Best Recreation Planner

Posted on November 30, 2010 at 1:55pm 5 Comments

Someone recently asked me who the best recreation planner is in the Forest Service and I struggled to come up with a single person who is the "best." Don't get me wrong, there are many wonderful planners out there, but when it comes to recreation planning, I think the skill has yet to be fully realized in the Forest Service. For one thing, recreation planning is more of an art than a science. Unlike the -ology fields, recreation is difficult to quanitify and analyze. This became very…


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At 1:48pm on September 2, 2011, Edd Franz said…

Hi Rachel --

Good to hear from you.  So you're on an enterprise team and living in Conifer?  Very cool! 

At 5:23pm on November 17, 2010, Francisco Valenzuela said…
Are you back?
At 12:34pm on October 13, 2010, Michael A. Hill said…
Yes Rachel, that's my daughter Lucia. At the Earth Day 2009 opening of the People's Garden at the Whitten Building.
At 4:36pm on September 17, 2010, Cyndee Maki said…
Why thanks. This layout looks very much like GovLoop...
At 1:26pm on September 16, 2010, Katie Donahue said…
Indian Peaks (?) Wilderness in CO. It's on the A-R.

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