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In 1993, a management programme was initiated in the Seven Lakes Basin in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho, USA, to bring high levels of camp site impact into compliance with management standards. The core of the strategy involved confining use, particularly by stock groups, and restoring...

Author(s)
Spildie, D. R.; Cole, D. N.; Walker, S. C.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 5), pp 199-208
Abstract

Three survey methods (wilderness impact cards, social trail and campsite surveys, and condition class surveys) were utilized to describe human impacts in one wilderness management zone of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington, USA. Results were compared with respect to assessment of wilderness...

Author(s)
Rochefort, R. M.; Swinney, D. D.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 5), pp 165-171
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This study identified and assessed 110 camp sites in seven designated wilderness areas in the Jefferson National Forest of Virginia, USA. The camp sites were unevenly distributed within each wilderness, concentrating along trail corridors and near popular destination areas. With a few exceptions,...

Author(s)
Leung YuFai; Marion, J. L.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 5), pp 148-152
Abstract

The research, resource management and wilderness staffs in Yosemite National Park, California, recently completed the third 10-year cycle of a wilderness campsite impact monitoring programme. Initial results indicated an overall improvement in conditions due to a strong restoration programme,...

Author(s)
Boyers, L.; Fincher, M.; Wagtendonk, J. van
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 5), pp 105-109
Abstract

This paper reviews the body of literature on recreation resource impacts and their management in the USA, with a primary focus on research within designated wildernesses during the past 15 years since the previous review (published in 1987). Recreation impacts have become a salient issue among...

Author(s)
Leung YuFai; Marion, J. L.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 5), pp 23-48
Abstract

Arriving at appropriate limits on the size of groups in wilderness remains a difficult and often controversial management challenge. This paper presents a review of the state of knowledge regarding group size from an ecological impact and visitor experience standpoint, a survey of wilderness...

Author(s)
Monz, C.; Roggenbuck, J.; Cole, D.; Brame, R.; Yoder, A.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 4), pp 265-273
Abstract

Wilderness managers are forced to make increasingly difficult decisions about where to focus limited resources. Traditionally, areas of high visitor use and high impact are prioritized over areas of light use and light impact. However, areas that contain little to no human impact and contain the...

Author(s)
Merigliano, L.; Smith, B.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 4), pp 236-242