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Service Program Presentation & Registration @ Patagonia
April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-6
Presentation & Discussion:
Service as Recreation: Hands-on Conservation on Utah’s Public Lands
SUWA’s volunteer service program is focused on the practical, hands-on address of impacts and impairments to Utah’s wilderness-quality public lands. As visitation continues to outpace agency management capacity, user impacts to natural and cultural resources increase exponentially. Yet, it is our choice to view the problem as a solution. Increased visitation means increased (human) resources to address issues and increased opportunities to provide hands-on education from the ground-up. Through organizing and facilitating service projects, we both support land managers in their efforts to protect wilderness-quality lands and train a new generation of public lands stewards.
Outdoor recreation is a modern frontier of exploration and recreationists can become ambassadors for responsible land stewardship. By working together, we define and instill a Service as Recreation mindset and provide the baseline awareness, education and training to drive a cultural shift in how Utahns, Americans and all visitors experience and honor our public lands.
Join us for a presentation and discussion on what service volunteering means in the context of broader conservation work.