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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

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

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