Dear Recreation Planners:
I have been thinking a lot about recreation carrying capacity, Recently I was on a conference call were they used as an example a place where the recreation…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on September 8, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Operationalizing Sustainable Recreation across the National Forest System: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Six Regional Strategies
Steven W. Selin
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Sustainability, as an institutional and professional goal has gained momentum in the parks and recreation field over the past two decades. The…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on August 24, 2017 at 2:40pm — No Comments
I have never been comfortable about how we as an agency or society conceptualize Wilderness. Our management must follow the Law, that is the Wilderness Act but Wildness and nature are seen as something separate which feels, to me, alienating.
Growing up I would visit the remote and wild Sierra Madres and live there with…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on August 4, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Park Quotes From Writers And Celebrities To Commemorate National Park and Recreation Month
Posted by: Robert Caston July 7, 2017 in Parks and Recreation
park and recreation month
July is National Park and Recreation Month and a time to get outdoors and appreciate your national, state and local parks and the effort that goes into providing these open, green spaces for all to enjoy.
July is the time to get out of the house, replace your desk…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on July 17, 2017 at 2:54pm — No Comments
Portland Parks and Recreation - Racial Equity Plan
For those who are serious about this issue or want to be.
Portland Parks & Recreation aspires to be a national leader in providing inclusive and equitable
parks, natural areas, programs, public facilities and an urban forest that welcome all Portlanders.
We desire to be a place that invites all our diverse communities into the facilities we steward, into our
ranks as park employees…
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on July 15, 2017 at 4:28pm — No Comments
The Future has other Plans, Planning Holistically to Conserve Natural and Cultural Heritage.
Jonathan M. Kohl and Stephen F. McCool
2016 Fulcrum Publishing
The authors of a book matter; and these authors matter, including Dr. Sam Ham the applied communication series editor. I have met and am an admirer of these consummate professionals and academics. Mr. Kohl comes from the perspective of a professional practitioner who has been fighting battles trying to make…
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on July 10, 2017 at 6:18pm — No Comments
Environmental institutions have been working on diversity efforts for the better part of five decades. This report discusses the findings of a study of three types of environmental institutions: 191 conservation and preservation organizations, 74 government environmental agencies, and 28 environmental grant making foundations. It also reports the findings of interviews conducted with 21 environmental professionals who were asked to reflect on the state of diversity in environmental…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on July 3, 2017 at 12:00pm — No 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.
Developing an operational model of sustainable recreation: A qualitative study of USDA Forest Service southwestern region national forests
JEREMY A. GOLSTON
This thesis describes a qualitative investigation of the implementation of the Southwestern Strategy for Sustainable Recreation.…
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on June 3, 2017 at 11:32am — No 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
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on April 10, 2017 at 9:22am — No 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…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on March 19, 2017 at 6:46pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on January 19, 2017 at 1:47pm — No Comments
A few days ago this Presidential Memorandum came out directing the executive agencies to take actions to promote Diversity and Inclusion in Our National Forests both in our workforce and in our visitors. This aligns very well with our goals in Sustainable…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on January 18, 2017 at 3:19pm — No Comments
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.
This conference is addressing the most important issue in outdoor recreation management today. Making outdoor recreation an important vital part of every community's quality of life and to make it possible that the full diversity of the American people feel that they belong in the out-of-doors and see themselves as engaged…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on October 23, 2016 at 7:26pm — No Comments
Engaging with people of many different abilities can create works of art.
Check out the video and publication link for great pictures.
Special artists create Forest Service mural
• Albuquerque Journal
• 13 Aug 2016
• Joline Gutierrez Krueger
COURTESY OF VSA ARTS AND U.S. FOREST SERVICE
Rudy Via, 30, is an avid outdoorsman and…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on August 15, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments
ROS … 35 YEARS LATER
Some Personal Background
As a student at Colorado State I was taught by the people who developed ROS, such as Dr. Perry Brown. After college I went to work for the PNW Region, where I worked closely with Warren Bacon, who literally “wrote the…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on March 10, 2016 at 6:13pm — No Comments
Hi, thought I'd share a few of the ways that myself & my fellow conservation minded equestrian help to be part of the solution! Top down, we engage with the land managers (mainly Nat Forest & Parks but also state Forests & Parks). I am serving on the Nantahala Pisgah Forest Partners, which is a group of stakeholders collaborating to recommend ways to improve the new Forest Plan, N/P being an "early adapter" we're under the 2012 mandate of citizen involvement, which has been very…Continue
Added by Deirdre Lightsey on October 18, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments
I had the opportunity to work with Google, the City of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe National Forest and collect street view trail information to be posted on Google maps for free to the public. That is the device on my back which takes 360 degree…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on October 5, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments
Improv wisdom can help us be much better managers and work more productively with others.
Below is some wisdom from Tina Fay from Improve practice. So often we who are well trained to find fault in everything cannot get beyond ‘NO’ or ‘BUT’ which kills collaboration. It’s a lot more fun to say YES which almost always is the answer to the question ‘HOW’. To be creative and find solutions to complex problems we need to create new stories together.…
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on September 30, 2015 at 8:20pm — No Comments
The best drug out there, danger you may get high.
Nature Rx is a grassroots movement dedicated to entertaining and informing people about the healing and humorous aspects of nature. Join Us! We are proud that our first series of spoof commercials has grabbed headlines, won awards and inspired viewers.…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on August 24, 2015 at 8:10pm — No Comments