PRT PhD Program

Outdoor Recreation Management

Outdoor Recreation Management Assistantship

This assistantship includes coordinating applied research initiatives, including field data collection, analysis, and reporting. Most research projects aim to provide protected area managers with critical data to understand outdoor recreationists’ a) on-site behaviors, use patterns, and desired benefits, and b) perceptions of ecological and social conditions. Research methods usually include visitor surveys, in-depth interviews, GPS visitor tracking, trail and traffic counters, and photographic methods. Assistants will work closely with the National Park Service, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Parks, or non-profit organizations. Some applicants may be eligible for a funded fellowship at the University’s Global Change and Sustainability Center. Interested applicants, please contact Dr. Matt Brownlee:
Email: matthew.brownlee@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-7239.