Managing Commercial Recreation on Public Land
[Prepared by Neil Curtis, REM Graduate Student]
- British Columbia Assets and Lands Corporation - Commercial
Recreation Strategy, Sea to Sky Corridor http://www.bcal.bc.ca/home.htm
BCAL is the British Columbia Assets and Land Corporation, a provincial
agency responsible for the tenuring and marketing of Crown Lands,
the 92 percent of the province which is publicly owned. The website
includes an overview of the organisation's operations, including
information about the commercial recreation program http://www.bcal.bc.ca/for_business/commercial_recreation
- British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks -
Crown Lands Branch http://www.elp.gov.bc.ca/clb.
A major role of the Crown Lands Branch is to develop policy, procedures,
standards, and legal tenure documentation relating to the management,
administration and disposition of Crown land. The website includes
a link to the text of the Commercial Recreation on Crown Land
and also includes a link to the Commercial Recreation Strategy
for the Sea to Sky Corridor http://www.elp.gov.bc.ca/clb/planning/lmr/bcassets.htm
- USDA Forest Service - Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness Resources
This part of the USDA Forest Service website is rather rudimentary,
but does include a link to the Outfitting and Guiding Directory,
which covers tenuring of public lands for commercial uses http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/permits/outfitting.htm
- USDA Forest Service - Recreation, Wilderness, Urban Forest
and Demographic Trends Research Group http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/trends/.
The Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Assessment Group studies
outdoor recreation and wilderness demand and related social for
application in public land management. The useful website includes
a link to the results from the National Survey on Recreation and
the Environment http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/trends/fsoutrec.html
- USDA Forest Service - Policy Analysis http://www.fs.fed.us/policy/.
This otherwise rudimentary part of the Forest Service website
includes a link to an interesting article, "Public recreation
lands / private recreation enterprise: Policy issues from a historical
- Bureau of Land Management http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S.
Department of the Interior, administers 264 million acres of America's
public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States. The website
gives a comprehensive overview of the organization's activities,
including information about Land Use Authorizations: Leases and
Recreation Industry Websites
- Canadian Parks and Recreation Association http://www.cpra.ca.
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is the collective
voice for recreation and parks in Canada, with a diverse, community-based
membership ranging from community volunteers and front-line service
providers to senior managers and elected officials. The website
gives a comprehensive overview of the organization's activities.
- American Recreation Coalition http://www.funoutdoors.com/.
The American Recreation Coalition is a Washington-based non-profit
federation of more than 100 private sector organizations. Its
volunteer leaders run the nation's most prominent recreation companies
and recreation-related associations. The extensive website includes
numerous links to other recreation-oriented websites, as well
as reports such as "Outdoor Recreation In America 2000: Addressing
Key Societal Concerns" http://www.funoutdoors.com/Rec00/index.html
- National Forest Recreation Association http://www.nfra.org.
The National Forest Recreation Association represents and serves
as advocate for businesses offering quality outdoor recreation
opportunities to the public on federal lands and waters across
the United States. The site includes a good list of links to other
outdoor resources, as well as a direct link to Laws and Regulations
Governing Recreation Special Uses on the US National Forest System.
- Outdoor Recreation Coalition of America http://www.orca.org/.
ORCA is a trade association with products and services that support
the business of outdoor recreation, focusing on the human-powered
outdoor recreation (HPOR) industry. The website gives an overview
of the various activities undertaken by the organization.