Featuring Dr. B. Derrick Taff
Visitor Management in National Parks: Protecting Human and Ecological Well-Being
National Parks are more popular than ever, and visitors seek these national treasures for the positive benefits they receive from recreating in these pristine places. But, as visitation has increased, so has the amount of impact to the natural resources in these parks. Research from our Penn State team has informed visitor management in a manner that protects the natural resources and maximizes the benefits visitors receive through experiences in these special places. Our research has spanned the U.S., in parks from Georgia to Alaska, and this talk will highlight how our research aids in protecting human and ecological well-being in our national treasures.