The Center for Protected Area Management out of Colorado State University aims to help protect public lands around the world. CPAM, an arm of the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources out of the Warner College of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service International Programs, has participants in 23 countries around the world developing management plans for protected lands, with their biggest program in Brazil.
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Experience Tourism Naturally seeks to connect people who have a passion for outdoor recreation and the tourism industry.
During the 12th annual international tourism forum in Guilin – hosted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute, and Guilin Tourism Office – Knight and MTM-China students were exposed to new trends in tourism, to exquisite foods and other-worldly riverscapes, and to substantial networking opportunities with global leaders in tourism business, education, and planning.
The nature-based tourism programs at Colorado State University have a long-standing tradition of expertise, innovation, and industry grounded acumen. The advisory board that shepherds and enriches these programs has added two stalwart advocates of the outdoor recreation and tourism industry.
What one industry accounts for more than 10 percent of the global economy, one in 10 jobs worldwide, and generated $8.27 trillion in 2017? Tourism and Recreation.
Faculty and Staff in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) each offer their own unique perspectives, expertise, teaching styles, and charisma to departmental programs. We are delighted to welcome two new faculty members and a new staff member this fall.
A recent study conducted by researchers from The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University has been noted as one of the most influential papers measured by research metric firm, Altmetric. The paper currently has a score of 107 and was in the top .9% all-time(99th percentile), of all research outputs scored by Altmetric.
Conservation Leadership Through Learning student, Dani Gronhovd’s op-ed in the Daily Camera highlights Xcel’s commitment to fossil fuels and less funding for renewable resources, which is in direct conflict with Boulder’s renewable energy plan.
According to Mark Gasta, Associate Professor for the Master of Tourism Management program and former executive vice president of Vail Resorts, the shift in lift-pass structuring and pricing in the industry was more than a simple fight for market share. It was about rewarding loyalty and early decision making.
Alum, Ken Mitchell’s project balances development with environmentalism, two goals often thought of as opposing interests but that, as shown by this project can thrive as partners. Mitchell is still actively involved in the college as an advisory board member to Master of Tourism Management Program, offered by the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources.