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Chelsey Walden-Schreiner

Research Assoc

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Jordan Hall 5117



North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  M.S. 2012

  • Natural Resources.

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.  B.A.  2007

  • Journalism and Mass Communication 

Current Research Interests

  • Environmental impacts of outdoor recreation and tourism
  • Use of spatial technologies to monitor and manage visitor use in protected areas
  • Sustainable nature-based tourism

Selected Presentations

Newburger, T., Kuhn, T., Walden-Schreiner, C., Leung, Y.-F., & Tsai, W. (March 2015). An integrated approach to assessing pack stock behavior and resource use in Yosemite’s high-elevation meadows. Paper presented at the 2015 George Wright Society; Oakland, CA.

Walden-Schreiner, C., & Leung, Y.-F. (March 2015). Geospatial methods and tools for integrating resource use and environmental data at multiple scales for protected area conservation. Poster presented at the 2015 Summit on Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century; Berkeley, CA.

Tsai, W-.L., Shedd, J., Smith, C., Miller, A., Walden-Schreiner, C., Leung, Y.-F., & Smith, J. (October 2014).  Using technology in the field for education and natural resource protection: ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS mobile app. Seminar given at the 2014 North Carolina Coastal Reserve Technology Workshop; Wilmington, NC.

Walden-Schreiner, C., Leung, Y.-F., & Miller, A. (June 2014). Incorporating technology to collaboratively monitor visitor use and natural resources in coastal North Carolina, USA. Paper presented at the 20th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management; Hannover, Germany.

Smith, C., Walden-Schreiner, C., & Dinsmore, D. (May 2014). GIS applications in outdoor recreation planning. Webinar presented to the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals.

Walden-Schreiner, C., Conlon, K., Miller, A., & Leung, Y.-F. (April 2014). Visitor use and impact monitoring at North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve Sites. Poster presented at the NC Sea Grant Research Symposium; Raleigh, NC.

Walden-Schreiner, C., & Leung, Y.-F. (March 2014). Identifying current research and manager perceptions of emerging outdoor recreation activities. Poster presented at the 2014 Southeastern Recreation Research Conference; Asheville, NC.

Conlon, K., Mayer, J., Adams, B., Walden-Schreiner, C., Crouse, E., Guo, T., Leung, Y.-F., Smith, J., Seekamp, E. (March 2014). Comparing perceptions of trail impacts using 2-D and 3-D imagery. Paper presented at the 2014 Southeastern Recreation Research Conference; Asheville, NC.

Walden-Schreiner, C. & Leung, Y-F. (March 2013). Monitoring group distribution and behavior in open landscapes of Yosemite National Park with geospatial technology. Paper presented at the 2013 George Wright Society Conference; Denver, CO.

Walden-Schreiner, C., Floyd, M., & Leung, Y-F. (March 2013). Incorporating physical activity measures into existing visitor monitoring programs: An example from Yosemite National Park. Paper presented at the 2013 George Wright Society Conference; Denver, CO.

Conlon, K.C., Walden-Schreiner, C., Leung, Y.-F., & Miller, A. (February 2013) Monitoring off-leash dog walking behavior in protected areas: Development and testing of a protocol. Paper presented at the 2013 Southeastern Recreation Research Conference; Athens, GA.

Leung, Y.-F., Walden-Schreiner, C., Conlon, K., & Miller, A. (January 2013). Enhancing visitor impact management and stewardship education at NC Coastal Reserves through participatory monitoring: Project updates. Paper presented at the North Carolina Coastal Training Program, Managing Visitor Use on Coastal Public Lands; Beaufort, NC.

Leung, Y.-F., Miller, A., Smith, C., Walden-Schreiner, C., & Conlon, K. (November 2012). Citizen monitoring of park use and impacts: Exploring options. Paper presented at the 2012 North Carolina Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference, Greenville NC.

Walden-Schreiner, C., Leung, Y.-F., & Miller, A. (August 2012). Integrating geospatial technology with behavior mapping method in monitoring visitor use in open landscapes. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas; Stockholm, Sweden.

Walden-Schreiner, C., Leung, Y.-F., & Newburger, T. (April 2012). Exploring the spatial relationship between visitor use and informal trails in Yosemite Valley meadows. Paper presented at the 2012 Northeastern Recreation Research Conference; Cooperstown, NY.

Leung, Y.-F., Siderelis, C., Miller, A., & Walden-Schreiner, C. (February 2012). A long-term state park operations database for academic research: Examples and suggestions. Poster presented at the 34th Southeastern Recreation Research Conference; Auburn, AL.

Leung, Y.-F., Walden-Schreiner, C., Miller, A., Smith, C., & Tsai, W., -L. (January 2012) A geospatial approach to monitoring recreational use and impacts in open landscapes: Applications for managers and community volunteers. Paper presented at the North Carolina Coastal Training Program, Managing Recreational Use of Publicly Accessible Protected Lands Workshop; Beaufort, NC.

Matisoff, C., Leung, Y.-F., & Walden-Schreiner, C. (February 2011). Understanding environmental concerns of emerging outdoor recreation through media content analysis: A case study of disc golf. Poster presented at the 2011 Southeastern Recreation Research Conference; Boone, NC.

Selected Publications

Leung, Y.-F., Smith, J.W., Seekamp, E., Conlon, K., Mayer, J., Guo, T., Walden-Schreiner, C., Adams, B., & Keane, R. (in press). The effects of 2-D and 3-D imagery and an educational message on perceptions of trail impacts. Natural Areas Journal.

Leung, Y.-F., Walden-Schreiner, C., Conlon, K., & Miller, A. (2015). A simple method for monitoring dog leash compliance behavior in parks and natural areas (research note). Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 9, 11-16.

Leung, Y.-F., Walden-Schreiner, C., Matisoff, C., Naber, M., & Robinson, J. (2013). A two-pronged approach to evaluating the environmental sustainability of disc golf as emerging recreation in urban natural areas. Managing Leisure, 18(4), 273-285.

Honors and Awards

2012, Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student Award, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, NCSU


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