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Institute for Parks Mission

Parks and protected areas in the 21st century face a wide array of social, ecological and economic challenges. To meet these challenges, parks, whether local, national or global, must be thought of as part of a complex system and be managed from an interdisciplinary perspective. We provide research, education/training, and outreach to meet these challenges and enhance park and protected area management by:

  • providing research to inform more effective and efficient management decisions;
  • increasing individual and institutional capacity through transformative leadership education and training programs;
  • connecting the global park community and delivering just-in-time knowledge through an innovative Internet network — The Open Parks Network; and
  • promoting the relevance of parks and protected areas to a rapidly changing, multicultural, global society.
Clemson Institute for Parks Research

Research

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Clemson Institute for Parks Training

Training

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Clemson Institute for Parks Outreach

Outreach

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Clemson Institute for Parks Connecting

People

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Clemson’s PRTM appoints new chair

Wayne Freimund said he was attracted to the position because of the department’s engaged faculty and Clemson’s reputation.Clemson University’s parks, recreation and tourism management department has appointed Wayne Freimund as chair of the department. Freimund comes from the University of Montana, where he served as interim dean and professor of parks and protected area management in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. His appointment will be effective July 15. Read More

Upcoming Events

NOV28

Community Youth Organization (CYO) Training Class

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

University Center Greenville

NOV29

Community Youth Organization (CYO) Training Class

8:30 am to 2:30 pm

University Center Greenville

DEC10

Eta Sigma Gamma Study Hall

All Day

Edwards Hall