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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

Wilderness in Australia has no formal legal designation at a national level as it does in the USA. In addition, new federal environmental legislation abdicates responsibility almost entirely to the states. A national wilderness inventory has recently been completed, but abandoned by the current...

Author(s)
Buckley, R.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 2), pp 190-193
Abstract

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

Two techniques are used to estimate the economic value of recreation and off-site passive use values of wilderness in USA. Using an average value per recreation day (US $39), the economic value of wilderness recreation is estimated to be US $574 million annually. Generalizing the two Western...

Author(s)
Loomis, J. B.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 2), pp 5-13
Abstract

This paper explores the impact of wilderness on nearby communities, concentrating on economic as well as socioeconomic effects on local economies and regional development trends. Some of these impacts are beneficial to local development, while others, such as the reduction in traditional...

Author(s)
Rudzitis, G.; Johnson, R.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 2), pp 14-26
Abstract

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

A case study of conflict between outfitter/guides and the USDA Forest Service was conducted in the summer of 1996. This research found variations in wilderness values among outfitter/guides operating in the Sierra Nevada region, California, USA. Results from the interviews conducted in this study...

Author(s)
Parker, J. D.; Avant, B.
Publisher
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, USA
Citation
Proceedings - Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2000, No. RMRS-P-15(Vol. 3), pp 196-201

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