Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine Protected Areas

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Providing a meaningful visitor experience can be at odds with a mandate to protect fragile coastal resources. This course helps participants understand, monitor, and manage visitor use to maintain healthy resource conditions and high-quality visitor experiences. This training introduces participants to a step-by-step decision-making process used to identify unacceptable visitor use impacts and explore a range of helpful strategies and tactics to address them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the human dimensions of coastal and marine management
  • Apply recreation and visitor use management planning frameworks
  • Identify visitor use issues, including visitor-resource and visitor-visitor impacts
  • Craft a clear problem statement
  • Develop measurable indicators for monitoring impacts and set standards for impact acceptability
  • Implement visitor use monitoring methods and management strategies and tactics
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Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine Protected Areas
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