Benefits of Outdoor Skills to Health, Learning and Lifestyle: Literature Review
2010 Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Prepared by:Stuart Cottrell & Jana Raadik-CottrellCottrell & Associates Environmental Consulting1613 Peterson PlaceFort Collins, CO 80525970-481-0014 Note about Cottrell & Associates: Environmental Consulting (CAEC):CAEC specializes in human dimensions of natural resource tourism research and sustainabletourism development. Dr. Cottrell and his associate Jana Raadik-Cottrell have 20+ years of combined experience in research and tourism development in western and Eastern Europe andthe United States. Dr. Cottrell is an Associate Professor in the Department of HumanDimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Dr. Raadik-Cottrell recentlycompleted her PhD in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University(CSU). Her dissertation focused on “Construction of community identity in island places: Placemeanings through identity processes on Saaremaa Island, Estonia.” Dr. Cottrell worked on a project to examine the Condition of Colorado Public Lands that involved an inventory of outdoor recreation trends, issues and primary management concerns with related indicators for public land agencies in Colorado while Cottrell and Raadik have worked on visitor use studies,emotions towards of wildlife, and tourism development studies in Europe.This report was developed for the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) under contract with CAEC. Funding was provided from a three-year Multistate Conservation Grant of the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program awarded in 2009, with the purpose to supportimplementation of the North American Conservation Education Strategy.