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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Connecting People with America’s Great Outdoors: A Framework for Sustainable Recreation

Connecting People with America’s Great Outdoors: A Framework for Sustainable Recreation

The strategy ensures the environmental, social, and economic needs of present and future generations are met by uniting diverse interests, creating and strengthening partnerships, focusing scarce resources on mission-driven priorities, connecting recreation benefits to communities, providing for changing urban populations, and sustaining and expanding the benefits that quality recreation opportunities provide. The USDA Forest Service developed the framework because they believed the agency's mission, vision, guiding principles, and goals could not be met without sustainable recreation and tourism. The framework, composed of 10 focus areas, is designed to help the USDA Forest Service achieve sustainable recreation programs on every national forest and grassland by 2019. The focus areas include: -- Restore and Adapt Recreation Settings -- Implement "Green" Operations -- Enhance Communities -- Invest in Special Places -- Forge Strategic Partnerships -- Promote Citizen Partnerships -- Know Our Visitors, Community Stakeholders, and Other Recreation Providers -- Provide the Right Information -- Develop a Sustainable Financial Foundation -- Develop Our Workforce


U.S. Forest Service

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