Anna Therien ’20 and WSU Professors Publish Article in Journal of Park and Recreation Administration

Westfield State University alumna Anna Therien ’20, and Professors Robert S. Bristow, Ph.D., and Timothy LeDoux, Ph.D., have published an article for a special issue of the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration titled “Innovative Methodologies in Park and Recreation Management Applying LiDAR for Parks and Protected Area Management.”

The article details the use of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing to assist park managers in the planning and overseeing of the land and to learn about local history.  

Therien and Dr. Bristow also published an article in North America Archaeologist in August 2019 titled “Discovering archaeological landscapes in parks and protected areas.” Therien wanted to address a local project and follow her research interests in geospatial environmental analysis for parks and protected areas.

Learn more about Therien and her research with Professors Robert S. Bristow, Ph.D., and Timothy LeDoux, Ph.D here.