Selected Current Projects
2011-2016 Wisconsin Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan; three of the six elements including (1) Outdoor Recreation and Public Health, (2) Evaluation of Urban Park and Greenway Open Spaces, and (3) Goals and Objectives in Outdoor Recreation Planning. Principal investigator with financial support from Federal LWC Fund administered by the WDNR, Bureau of Parks and Recreation.
Motorized Use Trails and Their Gateway Communities: A Case Study of the Cheese Country Trail. Collaborative applied research with Cara Carper, Ela Kadke, Paul Ohlrogge, Jerry Guth, Leon, and a host of local stakeholders.
Understanding Active Silent Sports Enthusiasts:A Case Study of Gateway Community Impacts from Northern Wisconsin. Collaborative applied research with Dave Berard, Scott Chapin, and Tim Kane.
Selected Completed Projects
Since coming to Wisconsin, Prof. Marcouiller's has been active in an array of applied research & outreach projects generating extra-mural funds totalling over $1.4 million (USD). A selected list includes:
2005-2010 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Planning (SCORP): Supply of recreational sites and natural amenities in Wisconsin AND Assessing alternative capacity indices. Principal investigator with financial supprt from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. View current working paper here and a project update from October 2005 here.
Recreational Use Conflicts: Developing a Basis for Public Policy: A component of the 2005-2010 Wisconsin Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Planning process. Extending the work from a 2004 Governor's Conference on Forestry dealing with minimizing forest recreational use conflicts. View current working paper here and a project overview used in the delphi process here.
Estimating the local economic impacts of angling: Developing an understanding of the effects on business activity of a large-scale fishing event held on Lake Wissota in June of 2005. UWEX consulting with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
A Clearinghouse of Applied Research Studies and Resources Pertaining to Tourism and Community Development. Coordinator of team funds from the CNRED Program Area of the University of Wisconsin - Cooperative Extension Service. Check out the updated version here that includes a added section on the recreational use conflict literature.
Labor use and wage characteristics in tourism. Principal investigator with financial support from a variety of sources. View final report here.
ATV use in Wisconsin - Assessing economic impacts. Co-principal investigator with financial support from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. View the final ATV report here and its executive summary here.
Socioeconomic impacts of the Wisconsin State Park System: Integrating outdoor recreation within a community development framework. Principal investigator with financial support from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; 3/99 - 12/01. View report here.
The role of natural amenities in rural economic growth (co-PI with Steve Deller). USDA Forest Service for the period 7/1/00 - 12/31/01.
The economic value of preserving natural amenities in remote areas: Lake shore. USDA Hatch Funds; Co-principal investigator with B. Provencher; 10/99 - 9/02.
Outdoor recreation, community development, and change through time: A replicated study of canoeing and trout angling in Southwestern Wisconsin. Nuzem Funds base; Co-principal investigator with A. Anderson and L. Hewitt; 3/99 - 2/00
An economic evaluation of the Lake Koshkonong Indianford Dam situation. Joint funding provided by Rock and Jefferson Counties; 1/99 - 12/99.
A regional equilibrium approach to assessing forest land management policy. Federal McIntire-Stennis Program; Co-principal Investigator with J. Stier; 10/96 - 9/99.
Local Economic Impact Analysis of State Forest Properties for Resource Planning. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Principal investigator; 3/98 - 9/98
Analysis of the 1996 Wisconsin Forest Use Survey Database for Recreation Planning. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Principal investigator; 2/98 - 8/98.
Forest resources, outdoor recreation, and rural economies: identifying the tourism component. USDA Forest Service; Principal investigator; 1/97 - 3/98.
The economic value of water: an educational program designed to improve resource awareness. UWEX CNRED Programming Area; Co-principal investigator (lead) with S. Deller; 11/96 - 6/98.
Economic impact of forest use for recreation and timber. Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources; Principal investigator; 7/95 - 6/96. View excerpts of final report here.
An environmental social accounting matrix for analyzing forest management policy. National Research Initiative, USDA; Co-principal investigator with S. Deller; 7/95 - 6/97.
Recreational housing in the Upper Great Lakes States. North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA; Co-principal investigator (lead) with G. Green, S. Deller, N.R. Sumathi, and D. Erkkila; 8/94 - 9/95.