WASHINGTON, DC—The USDA Forest Service International Programs office hosted a traveling seminar on Planning and Managing Tourism that took place over three weeks this September. This year, they hosted 28 participants from 18 countries, and throughout the trip visited four states: Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. The topics included zoning, management plans, carrying capacity, over-tourism, marketing and promotion, stakeholder involvement and destination planning, as well as the implications of climate change for tourism in protected areas.
DENVER—Last week, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management recognized the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Northern Rocky Mountain Grotto for their leadership and contributions to wildlife conservation and public lands stewardship. The awards were presented at the 84th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Denver.