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The Denali National Park Road is one of the case studies considered in a new book by IP@CU Scholar Dr. Robert Manning and IP@CU Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Hallo entitled Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks: From Acadia to Zion.

Study results on program characteristics of live interpretive programs for the U.S. National Park Service conducted by IP@CU Scholar Dr. Mark Stern and IP@CU Director Dr. Bob Powell was published in the December / January 2014 issue of the Journal of Interpretation Research.

Through a IP@CU partnership with Tanzania National Parks, Tanapa, IP@CU Fellow Dr. David White taught a GIS workshop at Tarangire National Park for park ecologists and veterinarians.

The 2014 featured speaker for the George B. Hartzog Jr. Environmental Lecture Series is Keshav Varma, founding director of the Global Tiger Initiative.

The Institute for Parks at Clemson University provides a comprehensive program of research, education, training and outreach that enhances the management of the world’s parks and protected areas, while concurrently increasing the global public’s understanding of the natural, cultural and recreational value of these treasured resources. It accomplishes this by:
  • providing research to inform more effective and efficient management decisions;

  • increasing individual and institutional capacity through transformative leadership education and training programs;

  • connecting the global park community and delivering just-in-time knowledge through an innovative Internet network — The Open Parks Network; and

  • promoting the relevance of parks and protected areas to a rapidly changing, multicultural, global society.

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