Beverly L. Driver

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Beverly L. Driver
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Formerly Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station; Retired August, 1997 and now a Consultant on Park and Recreation Resource Management

Dr. Driver's principal research interest was identifying and quantifying consequences of leisure activities deemed desirable and beneficial by individual participants and by society. He played a lead role in developing four recreation resource management systems that have received wide application, and still devotes much time to the practical application of results of leisure studies, especially as it supports the Benefits/Outcomes Approach to managing recreation resources. Dr. Driver was a tenured faculty on The University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, was a visiting lecturer in Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies of Yale, and currently holds faculty affiliate appointments at Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming. He has received NRPA's National Research (Roosevelt) Award, USDA's Superior Service Award, the US Forest Service's Superior and Distinguished Science Awards, awards from six universities, and other awards. He is a past President of the Academy. He has authored or co-authored over 140 scientific publications, including being editor or co-editor of five texts, and has traveled professionally in about 38 different countries.