Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Research Highlight: Pete Fix leads recreation research

Survey assistant Rachel Garcia, right, helps a visitor to the White Mountains National
Recreation Area complete a visitor survey.

SNRE Associate Professor Pete Fix and two other recreation researchers developed a cost-effective approach that will be used nationally to evaluate visitor experiences on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Since 2014, BLM has required incorporating what is called "outcomes focused management" into land use planning. As part of a a five-year project based at UAF, Fix and the other researchers developed  a standard template for conducting recreation studies that focuses on the positive outcomes from recreational experiences.

Read more about Fix's research in a Spring 2018 Agroborealis Research Highlight. Agroborealis is the research publication of the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the School of Natural Resources and Extension. Downloadable Highlights are published online twice yearly at www.uaf.edu/snre/agroborealis.

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