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Webinar: Visitor Use Management Framework

Presenting the new Visitor Use Management Framework (VUM) Part 1
June 22, 2017, 10:00 (MST)

The Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) is a network of professionals committed to promoting sustainable tourism in protected areas globally, and whose mission is to provide a forum where people collaborate, stimulate dialogue, share expertise, develop and disseminate knowledge, and enhance learning, in order to enhance the planning, development and management of sustainable tourism in protected areas.

With this in mind, TAPAS Group is now organizing a 2-part webinar about the experience of the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council (IVUMC), a collaboration between six federal agencies that manage public lands within the United States of America, and the recently released Visitor Use Management Framework, Edition One).

The VUM is a process designed for federal managers to collaboratively develop, implement, and monitor strategies and actions to provide sustainable access to lands and waters. Its ultimate desired outcome is to provide high-quality visitor experiences while protecting natural and cultural resources.

This webinar will be presented by Kerri Cahill, IVUMC Chair and Denver Service Center Planning Branch Chief (NPS), that will give us an overview of the Council’s work and the Framework, and Susan McPartland, IVUMC Technical Advisor, and Denver Service Center Planning Visitor Use Project Specialist (NPS), that will showcase an example of the VMU implementation in the Zion National Park Visitor Use Management Plan.

The second part of Presenting the new Visitor Use Management Framework (VUM) is scheduled for July 5th. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the success of the Visitor Use Management Framework and its applications through two case studies that will be presented and discussed with the audience.


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