What's nature worth? Count the selfies

A University of Vermont-led team has successfully used social media images to measure the use and value of outdoor recreation on public lands.

Americans' preferences for outdoor recreation changing

The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) recently published a national study, Outdoor Recreation Trends and Futures, showing that Americans' current choices for outdoor recreation differ noticeably from those ...

Measuring the value that US residents place on clean water

A new special edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) focuses on helping federal regulators measure the value that U.S. residents place on clean water, just months before the Supreme Court is ...

Technology and outdoor sports converge at drone conference

Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk, but these days outdoor recreationalists can find what's up in the air isn't a bird at all, ...

If you can 'green' it here, you can green it anywhere

At 7,000 feet in a tony resort community in the Wasatch mountains, Park City, Utah is known for many things-the Sundance Film Festival, world class outdoor recreation, 2002 Winter Olympics-but modest, "high performance" and ...

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