Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Departmental Honors


Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning


In the summer of 2004, I served as a recreation planning intern with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), at the Ely Nevada Field Office. I was responsible for the preparation of the "Recreation Project Plan for the Chief Mountain Motorized Trailheads" (Appendix 1), which was a tremendous learning opportunity for me, since I had little experience with planning and designing for motorized use. The project piqued my interest into learning more about motorized recreation on public lands, which in turn led to this thesis on social carrying capacity of motorized users. This is a new area of research that is important to understand when planning and managing our public lands.



Faculty Mentor

Michael Timmons

Departmental Honors Advisor

Michael Timmons