Day 1: The Current State of Science and Management

  • An equal mix of short presentations and discussions from academics/scientists and outdoor recreation planners and managers.
  • Guided field trips to observe case studies of successes and challenges in sustainable recreation management.

Day 2: The Future of Science and Management

  • Facilitated workshops on specific Research Focus Areas. Conference attendees choose one of the four RFAs during these sessions. The goals of simultaneous workshops are to: 1) define the state-of-the-science for each RFA; and 2) identify ways that outdoor recreation planners and managers have addressed that research need. In short—how can recent research help us address pressing management challenges, and how are these challenges being overcome in the field?
  • Voluntary writing groups who are focused on elaborating on the discussions and ideas generated through the workshops. Writing group participants will be able to continue developing ideas after the Basecamp gathering and have their subsequent work published in a General Technical Report.

Agenda At A Glance

Time Monday, Nov 9 Tuesday, Nov 10 Wednesday, Nov 11
 Early Morning  --  Opening General Session  Individual Research Presentations
 Mid Morning  --  Individual Research Presentations  Research Focus Area Workshops
 Lunch  --  Lunch on your own  Lunch Plenary
 Early Afternoon  --  Individual Research Presentations  Research Focus Area Workshops
 Late Afternoon  --  Field Visits  Research Focus Area Writing Sessions
 Evening  Cowboy Cookout at Cottonwood Grove  Field Visits  Departure
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