The Recreation Management Information System (RMIS) is the BLM’s official database of record for information relating to recreational and social use on public lands and waters, including National Conservation Lands. This course will inform State Recreation Program leads and national recreation managers about their roles in fostering use of and maintaining accurate RMIS data, including reviewing field office data. Additionally, the course will provide a basic understanding of who to count and how to count visitor use.
Goal – To have participants understand how to estimate and report accurate and reliable visitor use data and how this data is used bureau-wide.
Objectives - at the end of this session, the participants will be able to:
1. Explain who to count and how to count visitor use.
2. Explain how to convert visitor counts to use estimates.
3. Navigate through the RMIS database and know where to find information.
4. Explain what a Visitor Use Reporting Plan is and why it is important.
5. Explain how RMIS data is used for external purposes.
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