Howie Harshaw (University of Alberta)
is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation at the University of Alberta
examines the human dimensions of natural resources, with an emphasis on outdoor recreation in an effort to understand the relationships that people have with nature, and to investigate the interactions of resource development and quality of life.
integrates social science into the planning and management of natural resources, and has worked regularly in interdisciplinary teams to provide theoretically based empirical research contributions to broader landscape-based projects examining sustainability issues.
has worked with communities, municipal and provincial governments, and industry to better represent the views and attitudes of the public in policy and operational decisions.
Working with these same groups, Howie
has also helped to raise the profile of outdoor recreation issues and concerns with regard to broader land-use planning initiatives and strategies.
has contributed to the development and assessment of criteria and indicators for outdoor recreation in the planning of resource-integrated forested landscape planning in BC for government and the forest industry.
Howie has been the Chair of the Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia, and has served as a CALS director since 2011.
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