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“Federally designated wilderness makes up 5% of all the land in the United States, and with pressures from increasing population and climate change, we face great challenges in preserving these special areas.” Dr. Troy Hall
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Dr. Troy Hall Awarded the Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Research Award

 University of Idaho professor and researcher Troy Hall recently received the Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Award, which is one of the U.S. Forest Service’s highest honors. Specifically, she was recognized for her research in recreation and wilderness management and for her service in the development of the Forest Service’s Wilderness Character Monitoring Framework and Technical Guide.

Overall, Troy has contributed to more than 30 training courses and four on-line training modules at the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center. Together her discoveries and research endeavors are influencing the way scientists think about managing wilderness ecosystems

“Federally designated wilderness makes up 5% of all the land in the United States, and with pressures from increasing population and climate change, we face great challenges in preserving these special areas,” Troy said. “In addition to exploring the unique nature of wilderness experiences, my colleagues and I continue to investigate Americans’ views about the appropriate stewardship of wilderness.”

Check out current courses taught by Troy:

  • Applications of Communication Theory in Natural Resource Management 
  • Environmental Communications Skills
  • Environmental/Cultural Interpretation
  • Theories of Environmental Behavior
  • Outdoor Recreation Management
  • Research Methods
  • Wilderness Management
  • Recreation Theory
  • Integrated Natural Resources Planning

Check out our Outreach Programs and Facilities for additional examples of the many ways CNR people and programs are making a difference.