Protected Lands and Outdoor Recreation
Local, state, and national protected lands hold crucial ecological and recreational wealth. RFF experts are assessing the value of public and private lands to help policymakers craft effective funding models and account for trade-offs when considering changes to existing landscapes.
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Resources Radio: People, Parks, and Policy, with Margaret Walls
Host Kristin Hayes talks with RFF Senior Fellow Margaret Walls about her work on the economics of national parks and other public lands, including ...
The Outdoor Recreation Economy and Public Lands
New numbers show outdoor recreation contributing to the US economy, but public lands that support that recreation face issues that need to be addre...
Report — Nov 29, 2018
Nature-Based Recreation: Understanding Campsite Reservations in National Parks
The government’s reservation system for activities on federal lands, Recreation.gov, is a rich source of data that can help shed light on managing the growing number of visitors to national parks.
Working Paper — Mar 31, 2018
In Search of Urban Recreational Ecosystem Services in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Journal Article — Dec 16, 2016
Threatened Protection: Sea Level Rise and Coastal Protected Lands of the Eastern United States
This article examines US coastal protected lands and the potential consequences and associated reductions in ecosystem services from sea level rise in the context of current funding and adaptation planning for conservation.
Conferences & Panels — Sep 8, 2017
“Conservation Reconsidered” at 50
On September 8, 2017, Resources for the Future held a conference to honor the 50th anniversary of this article, discuss new developments in the field since it was written, and lay out some current research and policy issues related to the article.
Policy Leadership Series — Oct 5, 2009