Society of Outdoor-Recreation Professionals (SORP)

Mount Shasta, CA, United States


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 1:30 p.m. CDT

SCORP University


I was the lead organizer from the federal agency partner in collaboration with the SORP board and other federal staff. The planning team continues to make this 8 - noon session increasingly interactive to maximize peer-to-peer learning rather than the followed by three breakout groups on special SCORP (Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan) topics. The topics were selected based on a survey of SCORP writers in 2016. We also initiated a discussion about follow on technical assistance calls throughout the year.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 1:39 p.m. CST

Measures to Protect and Enhance Scenic Values


helpful discussion on mitigation for scenic protection

Friday, January 6, 2017, 1:39 p.m. CST

The Results Are In- Findings of the Visual Resource Inventories for BLM -Admininstered Lands in the Western US


BLM has demonstrated exceptional leadership nationwide in completing these inventories.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 1:34 p.m. CST

Federal perspectives on river and recreation capacity


Bo Shelby and Doug Whittaker are THE experts on this topic.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 12:50 p.m. CST

Advancing Scenery Management of National Trails: Establishing and Implementing the Scenic and Landscape Elements of a National Trail


Of course I'm biased since I was the presenter.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 12:47 p.m. CST

Drones in River Management


Very helpful current information in this quickly evolving field.

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 3:37 p.m. CDT

The Peaks to Plains (P2P) Trail Corridor: Challenges and Successes in Connecting People to the Water's Edge


Very challenging project with great information on lessons learned.

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1:05 p.m. CDT

Flows and Aesthetics


Overview and in-class exercise about the methods for evaluating the aesthetic impacts of various flow levels on hydropower sites being relicensed by FERC.

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:49 p.m. CDT

Universal Design of Watercraft Landing Sites and Adaptive Equipment for Access


An excellent discussion (with printed materials) and on-site demonstration of innovative tools and site design to make non-motorized water craft access effective and attractive in local parks along rivers. The speakers demonstrated unique and cost-effective inventions (some still in development) to resolve some of the recurring problems with applying ADA/ABA requirements at the water's edge.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 8:25 p.m. CDT

The Los Angeles River: Building a Resilient Future for LA


Excellent and interesting multifaceted presentation about re-creating sections of the LA River for recreation, conservation, and education.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 8:09 p.m. CDT

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans (SCORP)


An overview of SCORP requirements with breakout groups for peer-to-peer sharing focused on top training needs identified through SORP's 2016 online nationwide survey of SCORP project managers. Experienced National Park Service LWCF staff and SCORP planners from several States were on hand to provide tips gained through professional experience.

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