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Nathan Reigner is a PhD candidate in the Park Studies Lab at the University of Vermont. His research focuses on recreation, public land management, and the integration of GIS and remote sensing with traditional social survey methods. He has had the pleasure of working on transportation planning, recreation management, and resource protection studies in a diverse range of parks including, Haleakala, Hawaii Volcanoes, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Mt. Rainier and Acadia National Parks, Alcatraz Island, and Muir Woods National Monument. Besides conducting research, Nathan teaches park and wilderness management and applied spatial analysis. He believes that recreation is deeply meaningful for individuals and that recreation in nature is the most intimate and direct way that many people engage with their environment. By understanding and optimizing nature-based recreation experiences is a key element of sustainable living.
Favorite Tree: Giant Sequoia
Most rewarding part of teaching: Being asked question by students to which I immediately assume I have an answer, only to realize that I had not considered things in that way before.
Favorite thing about living in Vermont: Snow!!!