No Park is an Island

Activities versus Resources

No Park is an Island

Participants will discuss the history of state parks and focus on the types of recreation activities available through state parks.

They will define the network of people and communities impacted by recreational choices. They will discuss how the communities impact the public lands. They will discuss the impacts of activities to the natural resources and develop strategies to help balance between the use of the land, the character of the community and the protection of the resource.


  • How does Pennsylvania manage public recreation and the conservation of natural resources on public lands?
  • How do recreational activities impact natural resources?
  • How do communities enhance recreational experiences?
  • What choices could enhance experiences while protecting resources?



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