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
At the moment, I'm writing up a blog post for http://explore.globalcreations.com/theblog/ about RecLink. The post should appear there on June 22. Hopefully it will draw some attention to this community.
Latinos in National Parks
If we want to change we have to be creative..
Forward this message from Tahnee
Hi all - an interesting Latino USA radio program yesterday on Latino visitation to National Parks. Worth listening to (13 min) if you didn’t hear it…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on December 18, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments
Poaching is killing rangers in Africa. Remember that on July 31.
If 56 Rangers in the Forest Service, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Land Management were killed in the line of duty, it would be news around the world.
In the last 12 months, 56 protected area rangers in Africa have been killed by poachers. One way to raise awareness of this issue and the need to eliminate poaching is to recognize and remember those who have died protecting…Continue
Added by Michael Olwyler on August 9, 2014 at 12:03am — No Comments
Below is a link for a live cam under water in an Alaskan river – fish should be arriving in mid-july.
DOI steps forward!
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on March 20, 2014 at 2:44pm — No Comments
Save the Children is seeking qualified and highly motivated Parks and Recreation Professionals to launch the Operation Recreation Response Volunteer Corps and help keep children safe during U.S. emergencies. The effort kicks-off the Operation Recreation Response (ORR) initiative, an official partnership of Save…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on March 19, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments
The snow and ice is melting here in Vail, CO! That means the rock is being exposed to the warm sunshine opening up great routes to be climbed for all levels and abilities of climbers. Bring the kids or just have a romantic couples getaway for some rock climbing in a world class area with certified rock guides this…Continue
Added by sarah Janin on March 15, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments
This Supreme Court ruling could affect the Rails-to-Trails program across the country.
Added by Michelle Ahearn on March 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Living Near Nature Provides Long-term Mental Health Boost
01/14/2014 by J. Green
According to new research out of the UK, moving into a home near green spaces, particularly in urban areas, provides people with long-term mental health gains up to three years after the move. Scientists at the University of Essex, who tracked 1,000 people…Continue
Added by Francisco Valenzuela on March 10, 2014 at 8:02pm — No Comments