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About the book

This second edition presents a conceptual framework of outdoor recreation management in the form of a series of management matrices. It then illustrates this framework through new and updated case studies in the US national parks, and concludes with the principles of outdoor recreation management. It:

  • develops and presents a matrix-based framework of strategies and practices for managing outdoor recreation in a sustainable way.
  • illustrates application of best management practices through a series of case studies in diverse national parks.

It is accompanied below by case study lecture slides (chapters 6 to 30) and online matrices to aid the teaching of outdoor recreation management to a new generation.

This is an interactive version of the management matrices presented in Figures 5.1 through 5.4 and Appendices A1 through A4 of Managing Outdoor Recreation: Case Studies in the National Parks, 2nd Edition.

By following the links below, you will find many management strategies and practices that might be used to help solve a range of management problems.  Please refer to Managing Outdoor Recreation to learn more about the management problems, strategies and practices that comprise this system of management matrices.

Which of the following 16 management problems are you experiencing?

Impacts to Resources

Impacts to Experience

Impacts to Facilities/Services

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