Peter Fix

Associate Professor of Outdoor Recreation Management, Natural Resources Management Department Chair


Fix

Contact information:
Phone: 907-474-6926
Fax: 907-474-6184
Location: 323 O'Neill Building
Email: pjfix@alaska.edu

Curriculum vitae:
BS, 1993, U. of Wisconsin LaCrosse
MS, 1996, Colorado State University
PhD, 2002, Colorado State University

Courses:
NRM 290 - Resource Management at High Latitudes
NRM 365 - Principles of Outdoor Recreation Management
NRM 366 - Survery Research in Natural Resources Management

Research interests:

  • Human dimensions of natural resource management
  • Quantitative survey research methods
  • Outcomes-Focused Management
  • Recreation planning
  • Natural resource based tourism

Dr. Fix’s recent research has focused on advancing the methodology of applying Outcomes-Focused Management to land managed by the USDI Bureau of Land Management.

Current research programs:

  • Outcomes-focused management studies for the USDI Bureau of Land Management in Alaska.   This research program assesses the outcomes desired from recreation taking place on lands managed by the BLM Fairbanks District Office.   The information from the studies will be utilized when the BLM develops Resource Management Plans for those areas.
  • Outcomes-Focused Management field guide.   This project will develop a BLM manual for their staff who need to apply Outcomes-Focused Management as part of the recreation planning process.   The manual will be adopted at the national level within the BLM.
  • Connecting to communities.   This project will assist the BLM, Fairbanks District Office in implementing their new recreation strategy that requires increased attention to the health and economic needs of local communities.  
  • Sport Hunting in Noatak National Preserve .  This project assists the National Park Service in addressing conflict between non-local hunters and local subsistence hunters in the Noatak National Preserve.  Non-local sport hunters were surveyed and asked their perceptions of the hunt, conflict, and potential management actions.

Examples of research support:

  • "Alaska Resident Statistics Program", AK Dept of Transportation, USDA Forest Service, USDI National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, $60,500, 2003 - present.
  • "Visitor Preferences for Interpretation at Wrangell - St. Elias N.P.", USDI National Park Service, $10,000, 2004.

Recent peer-reviewed publications:

Fix, P. J., Carroll, J., & Harrington, A. M. (2013). Visitor Experiences across recreation settings: A management or measurement issue?   Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 3-4, 28-35

Fix, P. J. & Harrington, A. M. (2012). Measuring motivations as a method of mitigating social values conflict. Human Dimensions of Wildlife,17, 1-9.

Fix P. J.   & Taylor, S. C. (2011). Generalizability of a Cluster Solution Over Time: Results from a Visitor Study at the Kennecott National Historic Landmark. Journal of Leisure Research, 43(2), 246-267.

Fix, P. J., Teel. T. L., Manfredo, M. J., & Stewart, S. S.   (2010). Assessing acceptance of wildlife management tradeoffs: a case study of elk and vegetation management in Rocky Mountain National Park. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 15(6), 405-417.

Recent project reports:

Fix, P. J. (2013). Recreation Use on the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River, Summer 2013. Fairbanks, Alaska: Department of Humans and the Environment, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Wright, R.B & Fix, P. J. (2013). Steese Highway Corridor Summer 2011 Benefits Based Management Study, Executive Summary. Fairbanks, Alaska: Department of Humans and the Environment, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Fix, P. J., A. Ackerman, & G. Fay. (2013). 2011 Denali National Park and Preserve visitor characteristics. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/AKR/NRTR—2013/669. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Fix, P. J., Ackerman, A. & Fay, G. (2012). Estimating visits to Denali National Park and Preserve: Spring/Summer 2011. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/AKR/NRTR—2012/641. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Fix, P. J., Padilla, E. S., Lingle, E. (2012). Steese Highway Corridor Benefits Based Management Study, Summer 2011. Fairbanks, Alaska: Department of Humans and the Environment, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fix, P. J. (2011). Iditarod National Historic Trail Travel Analysis. Report for USDI Bureau of Land Management. Fairbanks, Alaska: Department of Humans and the Environment, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Lingle, E.G & Fix, P.J. (2011). Bering Sea and Western Interior Land Use Study. Report for USDI Bureau of Land Management. Fairbanks, Alaska: Department of Humans and the Environment, School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Fix, P. J. &   Hatcher, H. (2011). Monitoring indicators of the visitor experience and resource conditions in the Denali backcountry: Summer 2010. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/DENA/NRTR—2011/480. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

See Dr. Fix's full vitae here.

 
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