University of Vermont

Park Studies Laboratory


Managing Outdoor Recreation

Case Studies in the National Parks

Interactive Management Tool

The management matrices presented in "Managing Outdoor Recreation" offer a systematic and comprehensive way of thinking about managing the potential impacts of outdoor recreation and protecting park resources and the quality of the visitor experience. The book considers 16 types of management problems within three basic categories: park resources, the visitor experience, and park facilities and services. Problems can be addressed using four basic strategies and six categories of management practices that can be employed within each of the four strategies. This yields many potential ways in which managers might address park and outdoor recreation-related problems.

This interactive management tool provides a way to explore the variety of management approaches that can be brought to bear in outdoor recreation. Click on the links below to access a management matrix for each strategy. From there, use the links within each matrix to learn more about specific management practices that might be applied to each type of problem.

Management Strategies

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