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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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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.


A comprehensive guide for students and practitioners providing effective management strategies in outdoor recreational tourism

  • a: Introduction
  • 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
Manning and Anderson (both, Univ of Vermont) have written a timely, pragmatic, and useful work, a must read for managers of all lands visited by tourists/outdoor enthusiasts, students in land management programs, and policy makers. Highly recommended – E. J. Delaney, formerly, National Park Service, CHOICE