Outdoor Recreation Research

Overlooking red rock cliffs

Faculty Researchers

Research Partnerships

  • The Arctic University of Norway
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Global Change and Sustainability Center at the University of Utah
  • Jordan River Commission
  • Natural History Museum of Utah
  • The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
  • Tracy Aviary
  • Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities
  • Utah State Parks
  • Utah Department of Natural Resources: Off-Highway Vehicle Program
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. National Park Service
  • Wasatch Backcountry Alliance

Areas of Research

  • Benefits of Natural Areas to Veterans
  • Outdoor Adventure Education
  • Parks & Protected Areas Management
  • Restorative Environments
  • Environmental and Societal Impacts of Tourism and Recreation
  • Winter Recreation/Tourism

Contact The ORET Lab

The Outdoor Recreation, Education, & Tourism Lab

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
1901 E South Campus Drive Annex C, Rm 1085
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone: 801-585-7239
Email: oret-lab@utah.edu