The research programs managed by the Institute's faculty are forging new ground in combining data and methods from the natural and social sciences to inform the decisions made by natural resource managers.
We host the Basecamp conference and workshop focused on “the science of outdoor recreation management in the American West.”
Communication for Conservation
We use theory and data to develop communication strategies that achieve conservation outcomes.
We study how outdoor recreation impacts the environment.
We conduct research on the economic tradeoffs associated with providing outdoor recreation opportunities.
Social Media Analytics
We use millions of social media posts to understand how people use, and value, the outdoors.
Visitor Use Monitoring and Management
We conduct research on how to quantify and manage outdoor recreation use on public and private lands.