Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Idaho
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Moffitt, C. M., Z. L. Penney, and L. Cajas-Cano. 2014. Reconnecting people to their natural environment. Pp.185-192 in W. Taylor, A. Lynch, and N. Neonard, editors. The future of fisheries: perspectives for the next generation of professionals. American Fisheries Society. Bethesda, MD.


It is our responsibility as natural resource professionals to build stronger and more relevant ways to connect the public and ourselves with the importance of local, regional, and global aquatic resources • Creative and relevant outreach efforts must engage people that are physically or mentally separated from the natural environment to understand the critical components that support all of us. • Measures that allocate the quantity of resources used in the production, dis- tribution, and consumption of products are excellent tools for understanding the complexity of individual personal decisions.