Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

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2022 Graduate Research Assistantships

The Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism is seeking two highly qualified candidates committed to pursuing either an MS or PhD within the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University.


Dr. Wayne Friemund, from USU-Moab is working to understand the carbon emissioons generated from tourism travel to Moab, Utah and surrounding destinations like Arches National Park.


About the Institute

Our purpose is to provide accurate, research-based information about tourism and outdoor recreation issues to the Utah State Legislature and state agencies. We provide data and expertise to help communities balance the economic, social, and environmental tradeoffs of tourism development. We use an interdisciplinary approach, with research and analysis on outdoor recreation and tourism, a complex sector of the state's economy.

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