Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine Protected Areas

Ace Basin NERR


Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 3, 2016, 5 p.m. EST

Charleston, SC, United States

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This two-day instructor-led course provides participants with tools to identify and define unacceptable visitor use impacts to natural resources and visitor experiences. The training focuses on a step-by-step process that can be used to help determine these impacts and explore a range of strategies and tactics that can be implemented to address them. Participants will learn how to better understand, monitor, and manage visitor use to maintain quality resource conditions and visitor experiences. Participants will obtain the knowledge, skills, and tools to identify and define unacceptable visitor use impacts and to apply strategies and tactics that can be used to address them. The course will provide detailed guidance in the application of recreation and visitor use management planning frameworks, including the development and implementation of measurable indicators for monitoring impacts and setting standards for impact acceptability. 

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Pam Kylstra

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Pam Kylstra is a program development specialist with the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. She develops and delivers training programs, serves as an evaluator of coastal programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR), provides facilitation services for the coastal resource management community, including Sea Grant, NERRs, and other federal,state ... Read More