ERIC Number: ED283716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Americans Outdoors: The Legacy, the Challenge. With Case Studies. The Report of the President's Commission.
An advisory commission was charged by the President of the United States to review public and private outdoor recreation opportunities, policies, and programs and to make recommendations for the future. The body of this publication is the final report of the Commission on Americans Outdoors which was delivered on January 28, 1987. Findings are presented in four major sections. These include: (1) "Americans and the Outdoors" (addressing the problems, benefits, and possibilities for outdoor recreation ); (2) "Americans: the People" (stressing the need for an outdoor ethic and for action and involvement in improving services); (3) "Outdoors: the Resources" (identifying needs, initiatives, and management concerns); and (4) "Making It Work" (highlighting the roles and necessity of partnerships, public policy, community action, strong leadership, and funding strategies). A summary of key issues and recommendations as well as a summary of the proceedings of the National Conference on Recreation and the American City are included as appendices. The full text of 12 selected case studies which describe innovative approaches to solving problems and maximizing opportunities to protect resources and expand recreation opportunities are presented. (ML)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Resources, Conservation (Environment), Government Role, Leisure Time, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Parks, Physical Environment, Public Policy, Recreation, Recreation Legislation, Recreationists, Trails
Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A