National Parks, Forgotten Resources, and Growing Wisely

On August 11, 2020, we hosted our first-ever virtual USU Research Landscapes, featuring Utah State University researchers Zach Miller (College of Natural Resources, park and trail management)Jordan Smith (College of Natural Resources, park use in Utah), and Jessica Schad (College of Humanities and Social Sciences, community growth around recreation areas) and their research efforts, the trends they’ve seen recently, and the decisions that will help Utah grow wisely and preserve our communities and natural spaces.

That presentation, as well as the question and answer session, can be viewed below.

Main Presentation

Post-event Q&A

Featured Presenters on INSTEAD

In addition to watching those videos, we recommend you check out the INSTEAD podcast, which highlights the latest discoveries at Utah State University; you can listen to the podcast on Apple, Google, and Spotify, or on the INSTEAD website. Our three presenters were each featured in recent episodes of the podcast.

Related USU Researchers

There are also a number of other researchers at USU whose work relates to national parks, forgotten spaces, and smart growth; we’ve compiled those researchers here for you to easily view.

National Parks

Forgotten Resources

Growing Wisely