Cirse Gonzalez is the Executive Director of FICOR, the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation. While on detail from NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Cirse brings her experience in marine conservation, recreation and tourism to the public lands discourse. Cirse is devoted to working at the nexus of science-based conservation and the human dimensions of resource management and has backgrounds in community-based marine resource management and socio-ecological system resilience, along with marine ecology. While navigating her career, Cirse has lived and worked everywhere from Glacier Bay National Park to Mali Island, Fiji.
FICOR, the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation, is comprised of the seven Federal agencies that manage Federal public lands and waters for outdoor recreation, areas including but not limited to: National Parks, Corps Lakes, National Monuments, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Reclamation water projects, National Wildlife Refuges, National Forests, and National Marine Sanctuaries. FICOR agencies endeavor to coordinate related activities among each other, openly discuss current and future recreation-related issues, and set the vision for outdoor recreation on the Federal estate. This council is unique in that its membership from multiple agencies is geared around a single natural resource topic with a regular forum for discussion.
Cirse will participate in the panel discussion on Responsible Recreation on Friday, Oct. 9 at the SHIFT Summit.