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WVU researcher works to strengthen research and management of public lands recreation

steve selin

Steve Selin, professor of recreation, parks and tourism resources in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is a leader on a national initiative to strengthen public lands recreation research and management.

He's also editor of a timely publication that takes an expansive look at current recreation issues and outlines research opportunities that could help managers better connect users to meaningful outdoor experiences.

Published by the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Station, the report offers a set of 17 papers addressing how changing demands are straining recreation infrastructure, access and resources.

The publication will help federal agencies like the Forest Service and National Park Service with relevant science direction and best management practices to help them keep pace with social changes.