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Indiana Trails Study


September 19, 2016 1 Comment

The Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands has created a research team with Dr. Bill Ramos and Indiana University School of Public Health graduate students to study health, economic, recreational and land use impacts of trails throughout Indiana. Supporters of this project include the IN Greenways Foundation, the Northwestern Regional Planning Commission, Indiana University, and City Parks

Interpretation Courses Update


September 19, 2016 11 Comments

Some big changes are coming your way in our suite of interpretation courses! The Eppley Institute recently formalized our partnership with the National Association for Interpretation, and as part of that, we are working to update and revise our interpretation e-courses for a broader audience of interpreters. The courses being impacted and their changes include: Interpretive Talk and

Public Health Fundamentals for Park and Recreation Professionals Certificate

July 13, 2016 No Comments

Do you believe that your park and recreation agency contributes to the health of your community? Do you want to explore how departments can use health information and partners to plan for policy and programming that demonstrate health benefits? Check out Eppley’s Public Health Fundamentals for Park and Recreation Professionals Certificate. Parks and Recreation policies, programming, and facilities

National Association for State Park Directors (NASPD) Webinar Series

July 12, 2016 No Comments

The National Association for State Park Directors monthly webinar series is off to a great start! In June, Michigan State Parks Director and the Director of Maryland’s Conservation Jobs Corps program kicked off the series with inspiring presentations on their involvement with urban youth conservation programs in the webinar Urban Connections and the Role of State Parks. To

Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act E-Course: Available Now!

Kelli Martket

July 12, 2016 No Comments

How much area in Alaska is designated as wilderness?  Within those wilderness areas, how are special provisions such as Minerals Assessments and Access to Inholdings administered?  How do I locate Alaskan wilderness management policies for my agency? For answers to these questions and more, take the newly launched Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) e-course! This free

Indiana Trails Study


April 26, 2016 No Comments

In 2000, the Eppley Institute conducted the first Indiana Trials Study to examine trail use, trail management, economic factors, and trail neighbor impacts on trails around the state. By 2006, the State had developed the Indiana Trails Plan with a goal of ensuring that every resident has access to a trail within 15 minutes or 7.5 miles of

National Park Service Facility Manager Leaders Program 9th Class Graduates!

April 26, 2016 No Comments

On April 14, 2016, the National Park Service saw its ninth class of the Facility Manager Leaders Program (FMLP) graduate in the Department of the Interior in Washington DC. In their final week of this program, the students came to Washington DC and gave poster presentations to family, colleagues, and mentors on what they learned throughout the past

Q and A with Monica Dignam

hannah thomas

March 25, 2016 No Comments

Monica Dignam joined the Project Support Staff team here at the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands in late October of 2015. Monica manages our World Parks Academy account, with the two World Parks Academy credentialing programs, the Certified Park Professional and Certified International Park Professional. Where were you located before you came to Eppley? We came

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