Ira Allen Lecture: A Thinking Person's Guide to the National Parks
Presented by Professor Robert Manning
March 18, 2014
The University Club
1 West 54th Street
New York, New York, 10019
5:30pm -6:30pm Lecture
America's national parks have famously been called "our best idea" and our "crown jewels", but why are the national parks so iconic? Join Professor Robert Manning for a discussion of the history, philosophy, and management of the national parks and a preview of the book he is preparing to help celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service.
Robert Manning is the Steven Rubenstein Professor of Environment and Natural Resources in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, where he teaches the history, philosophy, and management of parks and related areas and conducts a program of research for the U.S. National Park Service and related agencies. He is also director of the University's Park Studies Laboratory. Dr. Manning has spent four one-year sabbatical leaves with the U.S. National Park Service at Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and the headquarters office in Washington, D.C.
He is the author of several books, including Studies in Outdoor Recreation: Search and Research for Satisfaction, Parks and Carrying Capacity: Commons without Tragedy, Parks and People: Managing Outdoor Recreation at Acadia National Park, Managing Outdoor Recreation: Case Studies in the National Parks, and Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People.