Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research
Social and Behavioral Sciences
This report is a summary of Montana residents and their self-reported level of confidence in the outdoors as well as their perception of others' abilities while recreating. In 2021, there was a collaborative effort amongst tourism partners and public land agencies to reach out to the public with an initiative designed to provide resources to residents and non-residents on how to properly behave while recreating on Montana's public lands. The Recreate Responsibly campaign aimed to provide guidelines for responsible action, incorporating such topics as aquatic invasive species, leave no trace principles, and physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bermingham, Carter; Schultz, Megan; and Pettigrew, Matthew, "Recreate Responsibly: Montanans' Confidence & Perceptions When Recreating Outdoors" (2021). Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research Publications. 427.