The Department of Society and Conservation at the University of Montana provides education, research, and service in support of conserving nature and social well-being. From the local to the international scale, the research and creative scholarship by the faculty from the Department of Society and Conservation discusses the human relationship with the environment and how it continues to evolve in the face of economic, social, and technological change, with the goal of better understanding how human values and interests shape our experiences in nature, our natural resource institutions, and the politics of environmental decision making.

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Submissions from 2014

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Tourism and protected areas: A growing nexus of challenge and opportunity, Stephen F. McCool and Anna Spenceley

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Meanings and robustness: Propositions for enhancing benefit sharing in social-ecological systems, Ernita van Wyk, Charles Breen, and Wayne A. Freimund

Submissions from 2010

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Managing the National Forests Through Place-Based Legislation, Martin Nie and Michael Fiebig

Submissions from 2009

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Threats and Changes Affecting Human Relationships with Wilderness: Implications for Management, William T. Borrie, Robert G. Dvorak, and Alan E. Watson

Submissions from 2008

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Recreation Visitor Attitudes Towards Management-ignited Prescribed Fires in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Montana, William T. Borrie, Katie Knotek, Alan E. Watson, Joshua G. Whitmore, and David Turner

Submissions from 2007

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“Changing Relationships with Wilderness: A New Focus for Research and Stewardship, William T. Borrie and Robert G. Dvorak

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Describing Change in Visitors and Visits to the “Bob”, William T. Borrie and Stephen McCool

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A Look Inside the Dynamics of Trust: A Guide for Managers, Adam Liljeblad, Alan E. Watson, and William T. Borrie

Submissions from 2006

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Trust in Wildland Fire and Fuel Management Decisions, William T. Borrie and Adam Liljeblad

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Wildland Fire Effects on Visits and Visitors to the Bob Marshal Wilderness Complex, William T. Borrie, Stephen McCool, and Joshua G. Whitmore

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Public Response to Park and Recreation Funding and Cost-saving Strategies: The Role of Organizational Trust and Committment, William T. Borrie, Andrew J. Mowen, Gerard T. Kyle, and Alan R. Graefe

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Monitoring the Relationship Between the Public and Public Lands: Application to Wilderness Stewardship in the U.S., Alan E. Watson and William T. Borrie

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Exploring the Usefulness of the Dispositional Flow Scale for Outdoor Recreation Activities, Joshua G. Whitmore and William T. Borrie

Submissions from 2005

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Assessing the Accuracy of Respondents Reports of the Location of Their Home Relative to a National Forest Boundary and Forest Cover, John D. Baldridge, James T. Sylveste, and William T. Borrie

Submissions from 2004

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Why Primitive Experiences in Wilderness?, William T. Borrie

Submissions from 2002

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Public Purpose Recreation Marketing: A Focus on the Relationships Between the Public and Public Lands, William T. Borrie, Neal A. Christensen, Alan E. Watson, Theron A. Miller, and Daniel McCollum

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Assessing the Relationship Between Desired Experiences and Support for Management Actions at Yellowstone National Park Using Multiple Methods, William T. Borrie, Mae .. Davenport, Wayne A. Freimund, and Robert E. Manning

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Winter visitors to Yellowstone National Park, their value orientations and support for management actions, William T. Borrie, Wayne A. Freimund, and Mae A. Davenport

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Effective Recreation Visitor Communication Strategies: Rock Climbers in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana, William T. Borrie and James A. Harding

Submissions from 2001

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Approaches to Measuring Quality of the Wilderness Experience, William T. Borrie and Robert M. Birzell

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Crossing Methodological Boundaries: Assessing Visitor Motivations and Support for Management Actions at Yellowstone National Park Using Quantitative and Qualitative Research Approaches, William T. Borrie, Wayne A. Freimund, Mae A. Davenport, and Robert E. Manning

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The Dynamic, Emergent, and Multi-Phasic Nature of On-Site Wilderness Experiences, William T. Borrie and Joseph W. Roggenbuck

Submissions from 2000

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Women, Wilderness, and Everyday life: A Documentation of the Connection between Wilderness Recreation and Women's Everyday lives, William T. Borrie, Sarah L. Pohl, and Michael E. Patterson

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Examining Winter Visitor Use in Yellowstone National Park, Mae A. Davenport, Wayne A. Freimund, William T. Borrie, Robert E. Manning, William A. Valliere, and Benjamin Wang

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Factors That Limit Compliance With Low-Impact Recommendations, James A. Harding, William T. Borrie, and David N. Cole

Submissions from 1999

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Protected Area Planning Principles and Strategies, William T. Borrie, Stephen McCool, and George H. Stankey

Submissions from 1998

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The Problem Of Verbal Reports In Recreation Research: Review, Recommendations, and New Directions, Bill Borrie