SORP Webinars

RECOVERY & RESILIENCE 

For outdoor recreation professionals, 2020 was a year like no other. Feedback from outdoor recreation professionals identified that both day use and overnight use was at historical levels. As agencies begin to plan for 2021, SORP has assembled five webinars around the theme of Recovery and Resilience. We are assembling your professional colleagues from the academic, private and public sector to share ideas and information. As we confirm panelists, we’ll be sure to update you. All sessions are 10am - 11am Pacific. 

We are pleased to offer access to all of these sessions FREE OF COST to everyone. It’s important to SORP to be able to serve the outdoor recreation community through these types of training opportunities. We could not offer this important training sessions without support from our members and partners. Stay tuned, we will be offering future training series in 2021 on policy, climate adaptation, and outdoor recreation justice.... 

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Interested in partnering or sponsoring this series or individual webinars? Contact Laurel at [email protected]

3/10 - Rural Economic Development - Tools for Recovery
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3/17 Visitor Retention: New and Repeat Visitors: Using Data to Inform Decisions for 2021
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3/24 Stewardship Corps / Host & Amabassador Programs - Pandemic Response and Future Role
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3/31 Visitor Use - Data Review from the Pandemic? What to Anticipate for 2021?
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4/7 Responsible Recreation - Social Science and Best Practices for On-The-Ground Implementation
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Recent Webinars and Resources 

Outdoor Recreation Management and Response During COVID-19 Series

August 12: Maximizing Earned Income and Managing Visitor Expectations in Outdoor Recreation (in a pandemic!)
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    Slide deck
Aramark
Recreation Resource Management

May 6: Providing outdoor recreation while keeping public and workforce healthy & safe
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May 13: How the pandemic is changing outdoor recreation patterns
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May 20: Data collection and monitoring during the pandemic and into summer of 2020
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May 27: Unequal access to outdoor recreation - effects from COVID-19
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June 3: #RecreateResponsibly - Messaging & Communications Strategies
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June 10: Managing Visitor Use for Social Distancing
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June 17: "Hunt & Fish & Gather to Eat" - The Intersection of Locavorism, Outdoor Recreation, Food Equity
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June 24: Economic Revitalization through Outdoor Recreation
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RESOURCES:
https://www.recreateresponsibly.org/
lnt.org/research-resources/covid-19-and-leave-no-trace/
COTREX Trails App Website: https://trails.colorado.gov/
COTREX 1-pager

Igniting the Science of Outdoor Recreation: A Research Strategy for Sustainable Recreation and Tourism on Public Lands, March 2020
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A New Table, February 2020
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Leave No Trace – From Science to Application in Parks and Protected Areas: Strategies for Influencing Visitor Behavior
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The Effects of Climate Change on Outdoor Recreation in the United States
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Engaging Volunteers as Partners
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Public Health Partnerships in Minnesota: Navigating the Land of 10,000 Opportunities
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Sustainable Recreation Partnerships with Federal Agencies: Lessons from California’s Eastern Sierra
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Partnering with Universities for Youth Engagement, Career Connections, & Because It Can Lead to Great Things!

Partnering to Enhance Diversity in Outdoor Recreation Participation, March 20, 2019
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Partnering with State Offices of Outdoor Recreation, February 20, 2019
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International Perspectives on Visitor Use Monitoring from a New IUCN Best Practice Guideline, December 19, 2018
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Spatial Approaches to Monitoring and Managing Visitor Use, October 24, 2018
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Understanding Economic Impact Studies: Lessons on Data and the Outdoor Revolution, September 26, 2018
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     Additional resource: Economic Impact of Rock Climbing / Mountain Biking / Paddling in the Nantahala-Pisgah NF

Visitor Use Monitoring Program Development and Implementation, August 29, 2018
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Overview of Interagency Visitor Use Management Council Visitor Capacity and Monitoring Guidebooks, June 2018
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An Interagency Approach to Visitor Use Management, November 2016
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Developing the Business Case for Your Campground, May 2018
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Best Practices in Campground Design, March 2018
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Best Practices in Cabin, Glamping, and Bike Camping, February 2018
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     Webinar Slides 
     Woodalls Digital Magazine on Cabins
     Glamping Hub: Manufacturers / Vendors
     Resources from Adventure Cycling
     A Guide to Bicycle Camping
     Tourist on Two Wheels: Economics
     Tourist on Two Wheels: Welcoming Bicycle Travelers
     Tourist on Two Wheels: Why Bicycle Travel?

Understanding RV Consumer and Product Trends, January 2018
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     Webinar Slides 
     Additional research / presenter contact

RVIA Resources:
RVIA’s 2017 year in review video
RVIA Today – RVIA’s Quarterly Newsletter
Go RVing/Nielsen Study on the Next Generation of RVer – more detailed statistics on Go RVing’s target market and the next generation of RVer
Go RVing/Nielsen Overview Video –provides a visual overview of the Go RVing/Nielsen study
Benefits of Adopting the NFPA 1194 Standard for RV Parks and Campgrounds - This is a great resource to utilize as a benchmark when building, expanding, modernizing and maintaining an RV campground. The nationally recognized National Fire Protection Agency 1194 Standard for RV parks and Campgrounds works in concert with the NFPA 1192 standard for RV manufacturing, and provides minimum safety requirements for general design, fire safety, environmental health & sanitation, and establishes uniform definitions. It also includes valuable “annex” sections that address typical site plan safety, sanitary disposal stations, operational guidelines, detailed site layout drawings, examples of the variety of RV types and a comprehensive glossary with detailed descriptions.
RV Industry Economic Impact Study – Please feel free to utilize this interactive database to help underscore the significant economic impact the RV camping industry has in your state or region. Excellent tool to use when working with legislators or other government officials.
RV Business Indicators
Go RVing  Social Media Campaigns – feel free to “retweet” and utilize these resources to help promote the RV lifestyle and camping opportunities: FacebookTwitterPinterestYouTube 

The Changing Face of Camping, October 2017
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     Webinar Slides (PDF, 3.4 MB) 
     2017 North American Camping Report (PDF, 21.6 MB)
     Questions and Answers from Webinar (PDF)

Partnering for Relevancy and Inclusion:  A regional approach, August 2017
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Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation: Strategies for Impact, February 2017
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An Interagency Approach to Visitor Use Management, November 2016
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Best Practices for the Production of Recreation and Management Planning Documents, June 2016
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Making the Case for Parks and Trails, January 2016
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Webinar Archive

The following videos and slides are posted on the member-only side of this website.

  • Developing the Business Case for Your Campground, May 2018
  • Best Practices in Campground Design, March 2018
  • Best Practices in Cabin, Glamping, and Bike Camping, February 2018
  • Understanding RV Consumer and Product Trends, January 2018
  • The Changing Face of Camping, October 2017
  • Partnering for Relevancy and Inclusion:  A regional approach, August 2017
  • Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation: Strategies for Impact, February 2017
  • An Interagency Approach to Visitor Use Management, November 2016
  • Best Practices for the Production of Recreation and Management Planning Documents, June 2016
  • Making the Case for Parks and Trails, January 2016
  • Long Distance Trails: think regionally, implement locally - October 2015
  • Trail Towns: Bringing Outdoor Recreation and Communities Together - July 2015
  • Evolving Market Trends for Outdoor Recreation Professionals - February 2015
  • Creating “Best of the Best” OHV Recreation Experiences - November 2014
  • GIS Applications in Outdoor Recreation Planning - June 2014
  • International Outdoor Recreation Planning Perspectives - February 2014
  • An Alternative Development and Analysis Exposé - November 2013
  • Collaboration and Public Participation in Outdoor Recreation Planning - July 2013
  • Keys to Effective Surveys - May 2013
  • Best of SCORP - August 2010