The council will develop a training framework and curriculum that serves diverse audiences. The Visitor Use Management Framework and guidebooks will be the basis of the curriculum. We look forward to providing you training in the future.


This webinar was given by National Park Service staff and focused on the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council’s recently released edition one of both its Monitoring Guidebook and Visitor Capacity Guidebook. The guidebooks represent recommendations developed by the council for consistent best practices and can be used in your planning and decision-making processes that have a significant focus on visitor use. Proactively and collaboratively managing visitor use maximizes the ability of agencies to enhance access, connect visitors to core visitor experiences, protect resources, and manage use to achieve desired conditions.

Improving Visitor Use Management Part 1: IVUMC Monitoring and Visitor Capacity Guidebooks

Interagency Visitor Use Management Council members and technical advisers presented in a two-part webinar series co-hosted by IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group and the council. The presentations focused on implementing the Visitor Use Management Framework into ongoing projects. In Part I, presenters provided an overview of the Visitor Use Management Framework as well as a case study using the Zion National Park Visitor Use Management Plan. In Part II, a brief overview of the Visitor Use Management Framework was provided followed by case studies using the Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Use Management Plan and USFS Pike National Forest Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Project.

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In the following podcast, Jennifer Reed (USFWS) from the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council Executive Committee explores the basic principles and strategies of visitor use management, and the simple, accessible tools you can use to effectively tackle projects involving visitor use of protected areas. Learn how you can use the Council’s tools to help you connect people with our healthy landscapes while insuring the landscapes continue to thrive now, next summer, and 50 years into the future.

Visitor Use Management Tools to Improve Visitor Experiences

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