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Managing Outdoor Recreation, 2nd Edition

Managing Outdoor Recreation, 2nd Edition

Problem: Depreciative Behaviour

 
Which of the following management strategies would you like to apply to help solve this problem?

 

Select one of the four strategies to see management practices that might be used to solve your problem. Under each of the practices you will see all of the management actions listed in the book's appendices.

 

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Information/Education

•     Promote alternative sites (e.g., within park, other parks)

•     Promote alternative times to use site/park (e.g., hours, days, seasons)

•     Inform visitors of current impacts/conditions at site/park (e.g., litter, vandalism)

 

Rationing/Allocation

•     Set capacity (for site, park) and allocate access by reservation system

•     Set capacity (for site, park) and allocate access by queuing system

•     Set capacity (for site, park) and allocate access by fee system

•     Set capacity (for site, park) and allocate access by lottery system

•     Set capacity (for site, park) and allocate access by merit system

•     Implement differential fee system (e.g., temporally, spatially)

 

Rules/Regulations

•     Set capacity (for site, park) and require a use permit

•     Require a reservation for entry/use

•     Require a fee for entry/use

•     Require special knowledge/skills for entry/use

•     Require visitors to show a use permit

•     Institute a maximum length of stay

•     Limit group size

•     Close site/park (e.g., temporarily, seasonally, permanently)

 

Law Enforcement

•     Establish presence of a uniformed ranger

•     Require visitors to show a use permit

•     Sanction (e.g., fine) visitors for unauthorized use

 

Zoning

•     Zone site/park for lower use

•     Zone site/park for no use

 

Facility Development/Site Design/Maintenance

•     Set capacity (for site, park) and design visitor facilities (e.g., parking lots) and services accordingly

•     Make access to site/park more difficult (e.g., lower standard roads, trails, transit)

•     Improve access (e.g., higher standard roads, trails, transit) to alternative sites (within park, other parks)

Information/Education

•     Inform visitors of the range of recreation areas and opportunities available

•     Promote use of low-use areas

•     Educate visitors about inappropriate activities/behaviors (e.g., carry out all trash)

•     Promote appropriate visitor behavior (e.g., carry out all trash)

 

Rationing/Allocation

•     Not applicable

 

Rules/Regulations

•     Extend time that area is open to visitor use (hours, days, seasons)

•     Require visitors to refrain from depreciative behaviors (e.g., don’t litter)

 

Law Enforcement

•     Establish presence of a uniformed ranger

•     Sanction (e.g., fine) visitors for depreciative behavior (e.g., littering)

 

Zoning

•     Zone alternative areas for higher use

 

Facility Development/Site Design/Maintenance

•     Improve attractions, facilities, services in alternative areas

•     Develop attractions, facilities, services in new areas

•     Improves access to new/alternative areas

•     Design facilities that are resistant to depreciative behavior (e.g., use surfaces that are resistant to graffiti)

•     Maintain areas in good condition (e.g., remove graffiti)

Information/Education

•     Inform visitors of acceptable and unacceptable recreation activities (e.g., no motorized use)

•     Inform visitors of acceptable and unacceptable behavior (e.g., do not litter)

•     Educate visitors about why selected behaviors are unacceptable (e.g., litter is unsightly and can harm wildlife)

 

Rationing/Allocation

•     Not applicable

 

Rules/Regulations     

•     Prohibit depreciative acts (e.g., littering, graffiti)

 

Law Enforcement

•     Establish the presence of a uniformed ranger

•     Sanction (e.g., warn, fine) visitors for inappropriate use/behavior (e.g., littering, grafitti)

 

Zoning

•     Not Applicable           

 

Facility Development/Site Design/Maintenance

•     Design facilities to minimize depreciative behavior (e.g., provide for waste disposal, use construction materials that are unfavorable for graffiti)

•     Maintain facilities to minimize depreciative behavior (e.g., remove litter, grafitti)

Information/Education

•     Inform visitors of current conditions (e.g., presence of litter)

•     Educate visitors about depreciative behavior

 

Rationing/Allocation

•     Not applicable

 

Rules/Regulations                   

•     Regulate depreciative behaviors (e.g., no littering, removal of artifacts)

 

Law Enforcement

•     Establish a uniformed presence to enforce regulations

 

Zoning

•     Not applicable

 

Facility Development/Site Design/Maintenance

•     Provide facilities/services (e.g., trash cans) to discourage littering

•     Maintain the area regularly (e.g., remove litter)