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Date of Award

Winter 2018

Document Type

Masters Field Project

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Environmental Studies

First Advisor

Myers, Gene (O. Gene)

Second Advisor

Stanger, Nicholas

Third Advisor

Walker, Wendy, 1950-


As lead researcher and developer of the Interpretation Plan for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, this document will detail the background, research, and process involved to develop such a plan for the US Forest Service. I will first conceptualize Interpretation as a profession and its relation to and with Environmental Education with supporting research to help give context to the next section: an introduction to my project. After introducing the Interpretation Plan, I will detail my work and process to develop the Foundational Information, or the core of the Plan. Finally, I will conclude with my challenges, learnings, and lessons from this project. In addition, there will be an appendix that includes the actual Interpretation Plan for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.




Western Washington University

OCLC Number


Geographic Coverage

Pacific Northwest Trail


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