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Attempts to influence the behaviour of wilderness visitors through the use of information are limited by the visitors' reception of that information. This study, conducted at Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area in western Virginia, USA, examined the information gathering behaviour of wilderness...

Author(s)
Ramthun, R.; Kersey, L.; Rogers, 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 217-220
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

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

Backcountry visitors are often surveyed regarding their personal evaluative standards (or norms) for acceptable levels of encounters with other groups. In this study, backpackers at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA were asked about the acceptability of encounters at several times: at home ...

Author(s)
Cole, D. N.; Stewart, W. P.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Leisure Sciences, 2002, 24, 3/4, pp 313-324
Abstract

Six highly visited wilderness areas in the Alpine Lakes, Mount Jefferson, and Three Sisters Wilderness areas in Washington and Oregon, USA were studied. Exit interviews were conducted with visitors (591 at Snow Lake, 144 at Rachel Lake, 361 at Marion Lake, 334 at Sunshine-Obsidian Falls, comprising ...

Author(s)
Cole, D. N.; Watson, A. E.; Hall, T. E.; Spildie, D. R.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station-Ogden Publications (formerly: Intermountain Research Station), Ogden, USA
Citation
Research Paper - Intermountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 1997, No. INT-RP-496, pp 30 pp.

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