The Recreation Program evaluates problems associated with
recreation management and provides field personnel and
managers with technical support and expertise. Historically,
the Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) has
specialized in dispersed recreation and wilderness issues.
The San Dimas Technology and Development Center (SDTDC)
has specialized in developed site recreation issues. Dexter
Meadows serves as the Recreation Program Leader at San
Dimas, and Robert Wetherell serves as Recreation Program Leader
at Missoula. In 1993, recreation projects were grouped
by categories or emphasis areas to better display the recreation
issues faced by recreation administrators. These categories
include: Sanitation/Water/Waste Disposal, Trails, Recreation
Administration, Wilderness, Heritage, and Technical Services.
The Recreation Program conducts investigations and studies, develops or evaluates new products, tools, methods, and technologies, in response to new management strategies and demands. Training in the application of these new developments is also provided. Requests for information are fielded throughout the year. Problem areas or new ideas for testing or development are proposed by field personnel and reviewed by the National Recreation Steering Committee. The National Recreation Steering Committee meets every spring and fall to review progress, evaluate and prioritize proposed projects, and discuss opportunities. Ideas for improvement are considered for every aspect of recreation management. Submit your ideas to the committee by using the proposal form on this Web site.
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