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NOAA Coastal Services Training Workshop: Managing Visitor Use on Coastal Public Lands: Jan. 23-24

Jan. 23-24, 2013 — 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (both days), NOAA - NERR Auditorium, 101 Pivers Island Road, Pivers Island, Beaufort.

Please join North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve for this two-day workshop with instruction led by NOAA's Coastal Services Center.

This course will provide participants with tools to identify and define unacceptable visitor use impacts to natural resources and visitor experiences. The training focuses on a step-by-step process that can be used to help determine these impacts and explore a range of strategies and tactics that can be implemented to address them.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the human dimensions of coastal and marine management
  • Apply recreation and visitor use management planning frameworks
  • Identify visitor use issues, including visitor-resource and visitor-visitor impacts
  • Craft a clear problem statement
  • Develop measurable indicators for monitoring impacts and management and set standards for impact acceptability
  • Implement visitor use monitoring methods and management strategies and tactics

This is a FREE workshop! Lunch will be provided on both days.

To learn more about this workshop, including registration and hotel accommodations, click here.