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Recreation Planning Resources

This web page provides information, tools, and research on a variety of topics related to planning for sustainable recreation outcomes. Please contact the National Recreation Planner if you have questions.

Benefits and Ecosystem Services


Place Based Planning

Public Engagement

Recreation and Climate Change

Emerging Recreation Science

Recreation in Land Management Planning

2012 Planning Rule and Directives

Tools and Examples

Training Modules - Sustainable Recreation in LMPs

Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS)

Scenery Management

Implementation Guide Examples


Scenery Compensation

SMS Manual and Handbook

Tools and Best Practices

Sustainable Recreation Strategies

Visitor Use Management Planning