Paul Layden (B.S., ’91’; M.S., ’98) was named Distinguished Faculty of the Year at the 2019 CSU Career Impact Awards. An instructor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, he has built up the department’s internship program in truly impressive fashion.
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The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources announces a new annual award to promote diversity and honor acts of inclusion in our community.
Growing up in Kenya provided Colorado State University student, Carly Butynski, a unique opportunity to foster her passion for conservation and sustainability.
The newly established International Experiences in Conservation Leadership scholarship supported its first two Conservation Leadership through Learning students in program in 2018. The scholarship intends to support applied conservation work in immersive cross-cultural settings.
CSU ski area management program director, Natalie Ooi, Ph.D. was asked by Ski Area Management Magazine to be the “Deep Dive Advisor” for their leadership development program: Summit Series. On a recent episode of PodSAM they take a look behind the scenes at year two of the Summit Series and discuss Ooi’s work and presentation at the NSAA West conference on succession planning for the ski industry.
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.
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.