Will Rice

A Problem Solver for Parks

Hey there! I'm Will.

I am an Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation and Wildland Management in the Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Program and Department of Society and Conservation at the University of Montana. 

As the head of the Wildland and Recreation Management Research Lab at the University of Montana, my research seeks to inform the management of shifting demand for wildland recreation in parks and protected areas. Core questions within the research agenda include:

In service of this research agenda, I frequently collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of conservation social scientists, resource economists, wildlife biologists, recreation ecologists, tourism and hospitality scholars, designers, and agency partners.

William Rice University of Montana Research
William Rice University of Montana Teaching