Neumann’s Research Shaping Regional Development….

Pate Neumann, Master’s student in Environmental Science, was recently invited to present his undergraduate research on conflict resolution for multi-use trail systems at the 2017 Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium held in Revelstoke, BC. The Symposium is held on a bi-annual basis and is an opportunity for stakeholders and experts to gather and share insights and knowledge on how to progress toward a more sustainable mountain bike tourism sector. Pate’s research focused on conflict mitigation techniques specific to the winter use of trail systems. It was a fantastic opportunity for Pate to develop relationships with key industry stakeholders and decision makers. Pate is using the experience gained from the symposium to shape and develop his graduate thesis work on sustainable management and use of trails in alpine environments.