ERIC Number: EJ825475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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Teaching Students to Analyze Agency Actions via a NEPA Analysis Approach
Whitworth, Paul M.
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, v23 p115-120 2008
Future recreation professionals need the ability to analyze the effects of proposed management actions and stakeholder concerns to make good decisions, maintain public support, and comply with state and federal laws. Importantly, when federal funds, lands, permits or licenses are involved, federal law requires consideration of environmental and social effects of proposed actions via the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Many states have similar environmental laws. This paper describes application of a NEPA analysis approach framework as a holistic method for teaching students how to analyze proposed management actions in terms of interested and affected stakeholders' concerns and environmental and social effects. Such a review will allow these future managers to develop recommendations that consider these issues in agency decision-making processes and comply with laws and agency mission.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Teaching Methods, Recreation, Environmental Standards, Physical Environment, Holistic Approach, Stakeholders, Decision Making, Policy Analysis, Decision Making Skills, Administrative Principles, College Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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