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Managing Outdoor Recreation

Managing Outdoor Recreation

Case Studies in the National Parks

By R Manning, University of Vermont, USA, L E Anderson

August 2012 / Hardback / 256 Pages / 9781845939311 £80.00 / €105.00 / $150.00
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August 2012 / Paperback / 256 Pages / 9781780641874 £35.00 / €45.00 / $70.00
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Main Description

The popularity of outdoor recreation and ecotourism continues to grow worldwide. However, there is little systematic information on how to manage outdoor recreation in ways that protect park resources and the quality of the visitor experience. This book develops classification systems of outdoor recreation-related problems and management strategies and practices and combines them into a series of matrices that can help guide park and outdoor recreation management. The book then uses a series of case studies drawn from the U.S. National Park System that illustrate a range of successful management approaches that can be applied globally. The book concludes with a series of principles for managing parks and outdoor recreation.


Part 1 - Managing Outdoor Recreation

1. Parks and Outdoor Recreation

2. Impacts of Outdoor Recreation

3. Outdoor Recreation Management Practices

4. Evaluating Outdoor Recreation Management Practices

5. Applying Outdoor Recreation Management Practices

Part 2 - Case Studies in the National Parks

6. Treading Lightly on Acadia

7. Building a Better Campsite Along the Appalachian Trail

8. How Many Visitors is Too Many at Arches?

9. Protecting Biscayne's Underwater Treasures

10. Turning Off the Lights at Chaco

11. Busing Among the Grizzlies at Denali

12. Winning the Lottery on the Colorado River

13. The Sounds of Silence in Muir Woods

14. Stewarding America's Antiquities at Mesa Verde

15. What Goes Up Mt. Whitney Must Come Down

16. Preventing the Petrified Forest from Disappearing

17. Bear Etiquette in Katmai

18. Don't Pick Up Aquatic Hitchhikers in Voyageurs

19. A Mountain with Handrails in Yosemite

20. Doing the Zion Shuttle

21. The Buzz from Above at Grand Canyon

22. Managing Monuments and Memorials at the National Mall

23. The Winter Wonderland of Yellowstone

24. "Alternative Transportation" at Grand Teton

25. "No Bad Trip in Glacier"

Part 3 - Conclusions

26. Lessons Learned

Appendix A1 - Management Practices for Limiting Use

Appendix A2 - Management Practices for Increasing Supply

Appendix A3 - Management Practices for Reducing the Impact of Use

Appendix A4 - Management Practices for Hardening Resources and the Visitor Experience

Appendix B - An Interactive Management Tool
'This text makes an important contribution in furthering this principle of outdoor recreation management. For both recreation professionals and students alike, it is an accessible resource that articulates and demonstrates diverse options and actions available to managers and practitioners.' – The George Wright Forum