Monday, September 12

Keynote: Accessible Outdoor Recreation Solutions for Transformation                                          

  • Tish Scolnik
  • Carly Pearson

Plenary: Tennessee RiverLine: Powered by Partnerships

  • Brad Collett
  • Clay Guerry
  • Walker Henley
  • Lizzy Gardner

Working Toward Racial Equity

  • Arnold Randall

Equity, Inclusion, and Public Meetings

  • Drew Pollak-Bruce

Full Circle: How Community Tire Blight can be Transformed into Recreational Opportunity

  • Michael Meister

Emerging Virtual Reality Technology in Parks & Protected Area Research: A Virtual Look at Rivers & Waterways

  • Benjamin Fowler

Conservation Corps: Community Programs that Foster Inclusion, Innovation, and Personal Development through Land Stewardship and Recreation

  • Brenna Kelly
  • Aaron Conner
  • Paige Austin
  • Kahla Stewart

Developing a Comprehensive Statewide Parks, Greenways, and Trails Inventory for Tennessee

  • John Vick

Using Private Capital to Improve Public Parks

  • Warren Meyer

Bringing Humans and the Rest of the Natural World back into Outdoor Recreation

  • Francisco Valenzuela

Creating The Conduit to Nature for Improved Health

  • Stacey Levine
  • Ryan Jenkins

Get Gnarly: Learn about the Gateway and Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative

  • Tara Hetz

Crowdsourcing Recreation Impact Monitoring using the RIMS Mobile App

  • Kendall Chastain

Tuesday, September 13

Tennessee Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: Conserving our World-Class Resources and Providing Recreational Access for all Tennesseans

  • Alisha Eley
  • Michael Shelton
  • Anne Marshall

Transformational Impact: Designing Settings to Promote Intergenerational Outdoor Recreation

  • Russ Carson

Using Augmented Reality to Create Engaging Educational Experiences

  • Joel Krupa

Using Data to Make Better Systemwide Project Decisions

  • Dave Head
  • Kat Deutsch

Collaboration in Uncertain Times: Sustaining and Growing Outdoor Recreation in Maine During the Pandemic and Beyond

  • Rex Turner

Responding to Increasing Visitation: Pilot Hiker Shuttle in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

  • Eric Feldbaum

Citizen Science: Concepts for Addressing Modern Recreation Challenges

  • Scott Prior

The Mon Forest Towns Partnership

  • Doug Arbogast

Understanding Community Perspectives about Tiger Conservation in the eastern Himalayas

  •  Pramod Kumar

Diversity Outreach in Wildlife Management Areas

  • Camila Cáceres

Sites of Civil Rights and Resistance: Uncovering African American Histories on Forest Service Lands

  • Michael Hill

Outdoor Recreation on State Lands in Washington: What Mobile Device Data Reveal About Visitation

  • Johnny Mojica
  • Trygve Madsen

Private Lands for Public Good: Partnering with Local Landowners to Meet the Growing Demand for Outdoor Experiences

  • Sarah Simon

Case Study of Data-Driven Management in a Destination Trail System

  • Matt Wagoner

Baseline Examination of Soil Impact of Electric Mountain Bike Compared to Traditional Mountain Bikes

  • Erik Rabinowitz

A Modern Approach to the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment

  • Wayde Morse
  • Lee Cerveny

Outdoor Recreation Training & Professional Development Needs

  • Drew Pollak-Bruce
  • Michael Bradley
  • Rachel Franchina
  • Alison Bullock

Recreation Economy for Rural Communities: Leveraging the Power of Outdoor Recreation for People and Place

  • Stephanie Bertaina
  • Gerry James
  • Lauryn Coombs
  • Amanda Poncy


Wednesday, September 14

Public Health & Outdoor Recreation: Pioneering New Pathways

  • Cameron Taylor
  • Shay Smith
  • Kelly Ware
  • Ashley Davies
  • Tim King

The Gwinnett Countywide Trails Master Plan: Establishing equity, partnerships and a vision for tomorrow

  • Mark Patterson

Using Customer Mindsets and Marketing to Advance Equity in The Outdoors

  • Jeremy Elrod

Climate Change: Current Thinking for Recreational Spaces

  • Raine Gardner
  • Dan Williams

How Many People Visit this Place? Understanding the Advantages of Different Visitor Estimation Methods

  • Matthew Brownlee
  • Dani Dagan
  • Sama Winder
  • Elizabeth (Bess) Perry

Early Wins of the Envision All-Lands Rec Plan

  • Dominique Naccarato
  • Abraham Medina

Leveling the Playing Field: Making Campsite Booking More Equitable

  • Bill Bryan

Trauma and Transgression in Nature-based Leisure

  • Alia Dietsch

Centering Indigenous Values in Climate Adaptation Planning of Archeological Sites on Public Lands

  • Courtney Hotchkiss

Summer in the Parks: Interpreting the Counter Narrative of Engagement

  • Brendan Kane
  • Christopher Zajchowski
  • Jessica Fefer

Managing Homelessness on Public Lands: Challenges and Strategies for Recreation Managers

  • Monika Derrien
  • Lee Cerveny

Using Inclusive Technology to Improve the Visitor Experience

  • Nate Irwin

Making it Count: Automatic Visitor Counters and Data Driven Outdoor Management Practices

  • Andrea Shillolo
  • Stephen Charters

Thursday, September 15

How we created 20 miles of trails for under $6000

  • Simon Bradbury
Taking on The Plunge
  • Greg Mazu

Omaha Nebraska Natural Surface Trails Feasibility Study: Finding Spaces for Trails within a Metropolitan area

  • Shane Wilson
  • Leah Mancabelli

Perceptions, People, and Parks: An Organizational and Labor Market Theoretical Approach to Understanding the Trajectory of Employees in the National Park Service

  • Akiebia Hicks

Redefining Recreation: Using customer feedback and data to drive change and efficiency in recreation management

  • Janelle Smith
  • Griff Schierman
  • KC Craven
  • Geoff Geiling

Dip Into Diversity: Empowering Collaborative Watershed Stewardship Through Freshwater Snorkeling

  • Kimberly Winter
  • Michael Hill

Outdoor Recreation in a Post-Pandemic Future: Implications for Recreation Managers

  • Ben Lawhon

Consumer Perceptions of Weather Risk in Outdoor Recreation

  • Nick Cavanaugh
Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Remote Trail Bridges
  • Adam Felmlee

Passive Mobile Data for Parks: Lessons Learned from the Field

  • Steve Lawson

“We trust Maine”: Understanding Visitor Decisions and Behaviors to Travel to Rural Tourism Destinations During COVID-19

  • Sandra De Urioste-Stone
  • John Daigle
  • Karen Beeftink
  • Linda Silka

Using Interpretation and Experiencescape Strategies to Mitigate Risk

Decreasing Displacement: Does Information Presentation Matter?

  • Brett Rannow

 Christianity and the Environment: Is Religion an Unnoticed Factor or “Untapped” Resource in Addressing Environmental Dilemmas?

  • Ryan Sharp
  • Jessica Fefer

Outlook on Interagency Outdoor Recreation Policy

  • Chris Perkins

Closing Plenary: Federal Outdoor Recreation Leadership Perspectives on Transformation in Outdoor Recreation 

  • Grace Bottitta-Williamson, NOAA
  • Jeff Krause, U.S. army Corps of Engineers
  • Kevin Oliver, Bureau of Land Management
  • Bob Ratcliffe, National Park Service 
  • Maggie O'Connell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
  • Ronnie Baca, Bureau of Reclamation
  • Gordon Blum, U.S. Forest Service