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Wildhood is kinship of the wild in all people, places, and things.

Mark Douglas

Conservation scientist


Mark L. Douglas

Phd 2019 (expected), Forestry and Conservation Sciences, University of Montana.
MS 2011, Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation, Humboldt State University
BS 2006, Recreation and Leisure Services, Murray State University

My teaching and professional interests include conservation planning and management, particularly the planning and stewardship of parks, preserves, and public space. My personal interests include walking, backpacking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and general outdoor adventure. I've got strong place attachments to the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, Wickliffe Mounds, Linville Gorge, Appalachian Trail, Joshua Tree,  Machias Bay, San Gorgonio, the Mojave, Pacific Crest Trail, the Sierra, Death Valley, Zion, Arches, Amistad, Dinosaur, the Channel Islands, Mt St Helens, the Trinity Alps, Yosemite, the Everglades, Glacier, Rocky Mountain National Park, Indian Peaks, and Yellowstone.

Recreation Resource Management
Paths and Practices in Parks, Tourism, and Recreation
Conservation Planning

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Conservation Social Science
Wilderness Stewardship
Conservation, Community, and Livelihoods

2015    [lead author, accepted] Unraveling the coil of the wild: Geospatial technology and wilderness. In S. Carver & S. Fritz (Eds.), Mapping the wild: Concepts, techniques, and applications. Dordrecht, NL: Springer. 

2014    [coauthored] Computer simulation modeling to determine trailhead quotas for overnight wilderness visitor use. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 32(3), 29-48.

2014    [lead author] Social conditions and visitor flows, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, 2010, 2011. Final technical report to USDA Forest Service, Ft. Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station.

2012    Keeping it wild in a crown jewel: Wilderness building blocks for Glacier National Park. Final report to National Park Service. West Glacier, MT: Interagency Wilderness Fellows Program.

2011  [lead author] Overnight visitor use and computer simulation modeling of the Yosemite Wilderness. In S. Weber, (Ed.), Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2011 George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Hancock, Michigan: The George Wright Society.

2011    [coauthored] Simulation modeling and analysis of overnight visitor use of the Yosemite Wilderness. Final report to National Park Service. El Portal, CA: Humboldt State University.

2014 - 2015, Yellowstone Winter Use Adaptive Management Planning  - Human Dimensions Working Group Lead

2011-2013, Social condition and visitor flows in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest

2013, Field collaborator, Resource Systems Group, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest

2012, Wilderness Fellow, Glacier National Park

2013 - 2015 Board of Directors, Society for Wilderness Stewardship.



Machias, Maine
marklanedouglas [@] gmail [.] com




Sennett Faculty 127
Recreation and Tourism Management
Professional Studies Division
University of Maine at Machias