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Workshop – Recreation Planning

2022-06-15 @ 11:45 13:15 MDT

Join us for an interactive exercise that will explore the complexity of recreation planning in multi-use landscapes through discussion, and sharing your professional and personal experiences. Apply your lessons learned to our collective wisdom to build a recreation network, choosing the placement of trails, parking areas, protected areas, harvest area, well sites, stream, lakes and mountains. This engaging workshop is structured in a way that:

  • Small groups of participants will work together to examine the complexity of recreation planning, considering visitor experiences, ecological values and industrial activity.
  • As a group, we will discuss the recreation networks you’ve created with each group sharing the revealed challenges and potential solutions at the site and landscape level.

Participants will leave this sessions with a thorough understanding of the complexity of recreation planning and a deeper understanding of the tradeoffs that are required in doing this work.

Once you’ve built your own network, you will work together to examine three scenarios of recreation management, each with their specific challenges and focus topic. The scenario discussion is designed to allow participants to apply complex problem solving skills at large spatial and temporal scales. Participants will gain an understanding about how to plan and manage for recreation to address growing users demands, wildlife and habitat needs and climate change.


$20 (non-members); $10 (members); $5 (students)

PO BOX 4990
Edmonton AB
T6E 5G8

Professional refers to someone who works with wildlife and/or their habitats in a professional setting.

In this context, it is not in reference to a legal professional designation.