Explores nature-based tourism and the planning and management of experiences and impacts. Review the tourism system as it is applied in the natural resource setting, define and describe outdoor recreation motivations, describe the covenants and institutions that govern international development globally, and apply the measurement of supply, demand, and economic impact in the natural-based tourism realm. Apply these techniques in a comprehensive planning and compliance activities.
- To increase awareness of the multi-layered essence of tourism phenomena
- To improve understanding of main principles for developing tourism experiences
- To develop skills of how to base decision-making processes in the tourism industry of theoretical foundations and a systemic approach to develop human motivations and environment influence industry trends
David W. Knight is a Center for Collaborative Conservation Fellow and an Associate Professor at Colorado State University. Some of David's interests include community development, community-based conservation, conflict management in natural resources, environmental governance, outdoor recreation, social ecological systems, and sustainable tourism.