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    Author(s): Francisco Valenzuela
    Date: 2020
    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.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    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.

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    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.

    Keywords

    Outdoor recreation, tourism, public lands, research.

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