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This volume contains 50 papers dealing with sociological research in US national parks. These include nine papers on river recreation trends and visitor experience, and 18 papers on planning for and management of park visitors. Topics include: backcountry and wilderness, human behaviour and...

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Government Reports, Announcements and Index, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), US Department of Commerce, 1981, 81, 1, pp 37-38
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Data from 34 developed recreation sites in Region 5 of the National Forest System in California were analyzed to evaluate the "double sampling" strategies used to estimate visitor days of site use. Double sampling to estimate recreation use involves simultaneous measurement of use by activity and a ...

Author(s)
Tarbet, D.; Cordell, H. K.; Schreuder, H. T.
Publisher
Southeast Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Citation
Southeastern Recreation Research Conference 1980 -- 1981 Proceedings., 1982, pp 85-96
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The management of natural environment sites is becoming increasingly complex because of the influx of urbanized society into wildland areas. This worldwide phenomenon has an impact on a wide range of countries. In southern California, USA, ethnicity is often a major factor influencing recreation...

Author(s)
Baas, J. M.; Ewert, A.; Chavez, D. J.
Citation
Environmental Management, 1993, 17, 4, pp 523-529
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Visitors to southern California National Forests are urban dwellers and as a group are culturally diverse. To manage the National Forests for this diverse group of visitors, information is needed on their expectations, preferences, and experiences at recreation sites. To evaluate visitor...

Author(s)
Chavez, D. J.
Citation
Research Paper - Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 1993, PSW-RP-216, pp 17pp.
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While the concept of acceptability is central to the Limits of Acceptable Change framework, there is inadequate understanding of how acceptability is judged and how unacceptable conditions affect visitor experiences. To address this knowledge gap, 97 visitors to nine wilderness areas in western USA ...

Author(s)
Hoss, A. F.; Brunson, M. W.
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 128-133
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Findings from 30 outdoor recreation visitor contact studies that were conducted in California between 1989 and 1998 are summarized. Analyses focus on recreationist profiles, patterns of participation, beliefs and opinions, communication patterns, and depreciative behaviors. Although the "typical"...

Author(s)
Chavez, D. J.
Publisher
Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Berkeley, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2001, No.PSW-GTR-180, pp 100 pp.
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The purpose of the study was to assess the service quality perceived by Southeast Asia tourists in the San Francisco Bay Area tourism industry in California, USA. A structured questionnaire was developed to collect data and systematic random sampling was used to survey Southeast Asia tourists at...

Author(s)
Qu, H.; Im, H. J. H.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2002, 13, 3, pp 35-60
Abstract

The variable, place attachment, has recently been used by investigators to assist in understanding visitor responses to fee programmes on public lands. This paper examines the relationship between place attachment (i.e., place identity and place dependence), attitudes toward paying fees, and...

Author(s)
Kyle, G. T.; Absher, J. D.; Graefe, A. R.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, London, UK
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 2003, 25, 1, pp 33-50
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Preservation of the few remaining ecologically vital riparian areas in the southwestern United States is a significant policy concern. This article reports on two economic aspects of preserving a nationally renowned riparian birding area in Southern California. First, the article examines visitor...

Author(s)
Colby, B.; Smith-Incer, E.
Publisher
American Water Resources Association (AWRA), Middleburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 2005, 41, 3, pp 709-717
Abstract

Itineraries are under-researched within tourism, which is arguably strange given their potential importance as determinants of visitor expenditure distribution, and how itinerary planning may become a tool of destination management in determining which areas are most affected by visitor flows,...

Author(s)
Ryan, C.; Gu HuiMin
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2007, 9, 3, pp 189-203

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