The Eppley Institute is guided by the mission to partner with recreation, park, and public lands organizations to enhance access, choice, and quality of natural, cultural, and recreational experiences. The Institute enjoys mutually beneficial relationships with federal land agencies such as the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service, for whom we design training and education programs. Our expertise in these areas, as well as in planning and research, has allowed us to diversify our partner base to include additional parks and public lands agencies. We are pleased to broaden our horizons by welcoming these new partners.
Recently, the Eppley Institute conducted a two-day training for Delaware North Companies (DNC): Parks and Resorts Division on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. DNC, a prominent concessioner in national parks, specializes in providing high-quality hospitality with a focus on stewardship and protection. DNC selected the Eppley Institute to design and conduct this training with the intent to better align their services with the culture of national parks. Therefore, the training highlighted resource management and protection as well as communication and culture within parks and public lands agencies.
Additionally, the Institute is excited to introduce our work with other new partners, which include these parks and public lands agencies:
- California State Parks
In partnership with California State Parks, the Eppley Institute is developing electrical skills training for parks and public lands employees, using video technology to teach at a distance.
- Iowa Parks Foundation
- The City of Boulder, CO
The Eppley Institute is partnering with the Boulder, Colorado, Parks and Recreation Department to conduct an organizational analysis and to assist in master planning, civic engagement methods, and asset management planning.