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ABWF Webinar: Traute Parrie, Evolution Of Recreation on Public Lands

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It’s All Yours. And yours, and yours. The evolution of recreation on public lands over the last century, and Why We All Care.

As you wander outside on your public lands, do you think about the ones who lived, worked, and played there before? Some aspects of past forest uses, like tipi rings, lookout towers, trappers cabins, or mining headframes, survive as nostalgic reminders of a time when people in the woods were trying to make a life or a living there. Now they’re the focus of heritage tourism.

This all was wilderness once… and was viewed with various values – as something to be conquered, or as the source of everything necessary for life. At some point, we got so concerned about its loss that we designated specific areas as Wilderness, thinking that would provide permanent protection.

Change is a constant. What trends have you noticed in outdoor recreation throughout your time playing or working outside? Why do you go? What delights you? What concerns you? And these days, do you think about how someone else is experiencing this place?

Traute Parrie grew up playing with family in the mountains of SE Wyoming, and is so rooted in landscape that she was very lucky to be employed by the US Forest Service, first in her home ranges in Wyoming, and then on two different Montana National Forests. The Forest Service she joined was a very traditional, male-dominated workforce. Things are more complicated now, and Traute is looking forward to hearing what public lands mean to different people, and maybe finding places where those ideas converge.

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