Effects of Drought on Recreation and Wilderness, March 22, 2017

This webinar will explore how researchers, resource managers, and industry professionals are assessing and addressing the impacts of drought on recreation and Wilderness opportunities and experiences.

Note: Offering of continuing education credits are contingent upon approval by the respective accrediting organizations.

Connection Information:

Webinar: http://climatewebinars.net/drought-recreation-wilderness
Audio Conference Line: 1-877-369-5243; Access Code: 0353212#
WO Meeting Room: Civilian Conservation Corps (PNW04)
Questions? Contact Lois Ziemann,





Moderator – Matt Arnn, (US Forest Service, Chief Landscape Architect)
2:00 Introduction – Sue Spear, US Forest Service, Director of Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers
2:05 Assessing Vulnerability to Drought of Recreation in National Forests – Michael Hand,
Research Forester, Rocky Mountain Research Station
2:20 How the Spatial and Temporal Availability of Freshwater Affects Outdoor Recreation in the
High Deserts of the Intermountain West, USA
– Jordan Smith, Director, Institute of Outdoor
Recreation and Tourism, Utah State University
2:35 Recreation Impacts to Forest Service Wilderness Areas: the Effects of Urbanization and
Drought (2010-2060) – Rebecca Rasch, US Forest Service, Region 1 Social Scientist
2:45 Questions and Answers
2:55 Drought and the Ski Industry – Scott Fitzwilliams, Forest Supervisor, White River NF; Rick
Cables (Vice President for Natural Resources and Conservation – Vail Resorts)
3:05 Adapting Recreation to a Changing Climate – Nancy Brunswick, US Forest Service, Region 4
Regional Landscape Architect
3:15 Questions and Answers
3:25 Concluding Remarks – Joe Meade ( US Forest Service, Director of Recreation, Heritage, and
Volunteer Services)
3:30 Adjourn

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