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September 7-23, 2017

Vth Mobile Seminar on Tourism in Protected Areas

The Mobile Seminar on Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas is an intensive, 2.5 week field-based
training event aimed at professionals working to promote sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation in parks
globally. It is given in partnership with the US Forest Service International Programs. The seminar themes include: planning for public use and tourism in protected areas including effective management plans and zoning; legal and policy frameworks; a detailed look at different institutional arrangements including public-private partnerships; interpretation and environmental
education; and visitor infrastructure.

In its fifth consecutive year, the course travels through Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota and makes visits to national parks, national forests, national monuments, state parks, national forests, a dude ranch, and a tribal reservation. Highlights of the course will include the iconic Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Rocky Mountain national parks, Black Hills and other national forests, Devils Tower National Monument and Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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