Bill Valliere, MS


Bill is a social science researcher and published author who has conducted research in the National Park System for over two decades. He specializes in survey design, field research planning and methods, and data analysis.

Before joining RSG, he managed research projects in places like Acadia National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park as a member of the Park Studies Laboratory at the University of Vermont. Now with RSG, Bill has key roles with a variety of public lands projects, including fielding visitor use surveys at Wind Cave National Park, leading data collection in a study of parks in the National Capital Region, and collecting qualitative data for a workforce study in the Pacific West Region.

He has also published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in outdoor recreation and land management-related journals and has co-authored three book chapters related to land management and transportation planning in public lands.

Bill lives in St. Albans, Vermont with his wife of 31 years and enjoys playing music, hiking, canoeing, and camping.

MS, Natural Resources Management, University of Vermont
BS, Psychology, Susquehanna University

Pettengill, P., R. Manning, L. Anderson, W. Valliere, and N. Reigner. “Measuring and Managing the Quality of Transportation at Acadia National Park.” Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks: From Acadia to Zion. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England (Edited by Robert Manning, Steve Lawson, Peter Newman, Jeffrey Hallo, and Chris Monz), 2014: p. 69-89.

Valliere, W. and R. Manning. “Commercial Use of Wilderness at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.” Alaska Park Science 13 (2014): p. 66-73.

Manning, R., W. Valliere, and J. Hallo. “Recreational Carrying Capacity of Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge.” Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 1 (2010): p. 175-182.

Lawson, S., R. Manning, W. Valliere, and B. Wang. “Proactive Monitoring and Adaptive Management of Social Carrying Capacity in Arches National Park: An Application of Computer Simulation Modeling.” Journal of Environmental Management 68 (2003): p. 305-313.

Budruk, M., W. Valliere, R. Manning, D. Laven, and M. Hof.  “Crossing Programmatic Boundaries: Integrative Approaches to Managing the Quality of the Visitor Experience.” The George Wright Forum 18 (2001): p. 124-131.

Manning, R., W. Valliere, B. Minteer, B. Wang, and C. Jacobi. “Crowding in Parks and Outdoor Recreation: A Theoretical, Empirical, and Managerial Analysis.” Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 18 (2000): p. 57-72.