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Bulletin boards are a frequently used method of communicating minimum impact behaviours to wilderness visitors. But how effective are they? What types of visitors are most likely to pay attention to the messages posted there? This study used a field experiment to identify visitor characteristics...

Author(s)
McCool, S. F.; Cole, D. N.
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 208-216
Abstract

The fourth of 5 volumes contains 36 papers which are organized into five sections. The first section contains 3 overview papers that span the entire ranges of wilderness visitor research. The second section contains a wide array of research papers on wilderness visitors which discuss the...

Author(s)
Cole, D. N.; McCool, S. F.; Borrie, W. T.; O'Loughlin, J.
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 ix + 273 pp.
Abstract

Effects on recreation benefits were assessed using questionnaires and image sets depicting visitor density ranges and anthropogenic setting changes at two heavily-visited wilderness sites near Sedona, Arizona, USA (Devil's Bridge in the Redrock-Secret Mountain Wilderness and Bell Rock in the Munds...

Author(s)
Behan, J. R.; Richards, M. T.; Lee, M. E.
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 63-68
Abstract

This research was designed to assist the managers of Yellowstone National Park (YNP) located in Rocky Mountains, USA, in their decision making about winter visitation. The focus of this report is on winter use patterns and winter visitor preferences. It is the author's hope that this information...

Author(s)
Davenport, M. A.; Freimund, W. A.; Borrie, W. T.; Manning, R. E.; Valliere, W. A.; Wang, 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 86-92
Abstract

To meet the needs of visitors, managers must understand the motivations driving visitors to wilderness areas. This paper compares the motivations of different segments of users of Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania, . Factor analysis identified 5 motivation factors (social, escape, fun, nature ...

Author(s)
Graefe, A. R.; Thapa, B.; Confer, J. J.; Absher, J. D.
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 107-112
Abstract

Displacement has traditionally been defined as a process in which visitors cease using recreation sites because of sensitivity to crowding or other impacts. This study argues that such a definition is overly narrow. Displacement may also occur when those sensitive to regulation cease using a...

Author(s)
Hall, T.; Cole, D.
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 113-121
Abstract

Earlier research using interviews of backcountry hikers in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, USA raised concerns that visitors may not know much about federal wilderness. This lack of knowledge has implications for research on wilderness experience and for support for wilderness management...

Author(s)
Hockett, K. S.; Hall, T. E.
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 122-127
Abstract

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
Abstract

This research compared the differences found between manager-defined and visitor-defined social standards for wilderness encounters in Mount Rainier National Park, in Washington, USA. Social standards in recreation areas of public land are defined by what is acceptable to the public, in addition to ...

Author(s)
Lah, K. J.
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 134-141
Abstract

Day-use visitors to the Desolation Wilderness, located west of Lake Tahoe in California, USA, were asked about making voluntary donations at the trailhead. Of the 111 visitors who used one of the four trailheads at which voluntary donations were requested, 55% reported making a donation, with an...

Author(s)
Martin, S. R.
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 142-147

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