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Murphysboro, IL 62966
Contact Tyler Camfield
- My research is focused on problems in the management of forest recreation national forests and other public lands. I am particularly interested in policy issues like fees for access to public lands, the role of private interest groups in achieving public ends, and the privatization of public lands. In the future I anticipate examining the use of public lands by older Americans.
I plan more work on older Americans and their use of national forests; their concerns, capacities, and information they need. More work is also needed on forest recreation and public health, especially for older Americans.
Why This Research is Important
Current research suggests that participation in forest recreation may be declining overall and that the next generation of children may not have enough exposure to forests and other public lands to develop both an ability to appreciate natural environments and a conservation ethic. The American population is aging and, as the baby boomers retire, it seems likely that public land users will become increasingly older. These people will have concerns and needs that differ from the traditional family-oriented groups that public land managers have traditionally served.
- University of Michigan, Ph.D , 1972
- University of Massachusetts, M.S. , 1970
- University of Massachusetts, B.S. , 1968