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Chapter 7: Technology and outdoor recreation in the dawning of the age of constant and instant digital connectivity

Author(s):

Francisco Valenzuela

Year:

2020

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Source:

In: Selin, Steven; Cerveny, Lee K.; Blahna, Dale J.; Miller, Anna B., eds. 2020. Igniting research for outdoor recreation: linking science, policy, and action. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-987. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 257 p.

Description

This chapter investigates the effects and potential of evolving technology, especially digital connectivity, on outdoor recreation managers, participants, and nonparticipants. My goal is to conceptualize and demonstrate the role of such technology in the context of larger cultural developments such as changes in values and in modes of experiencing the out of doors, the ways that these experiences are shared, and the management challenges they may bring to public agencies. Additionally, I will identify management and research strategies to leverage new and emerging technology to improve recreation management and sustainability.

Citation

Valenzuela, Francisco. 2020. Chapter 7: Technology and outdoor recreation in the dawning of the age of constant and instant digital connectivity. In: Selin, Steven; Cerveny, Lee K.; Blahna, Dale J.; Miller, Anna B., eds. 2020. Igniting research for outdoor recreation: linking science, policy, and action. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-987. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 101-114.

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