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General Technical Report

Title: Wilderness Management… A Computerized System for Summarizing Permit Information

Author: Elsner, Gary H.

Date: 1972

Source: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Berkeley, California. 8p.

Station ID: GTR-PSW-002

Description: Permits were first needed for visits to wilderness areas in California during summer 1971. A computerized system for analyzing these permits and summarizing information from them has been developed. It produces four types of summary tables: point-of-origin of visitors; daily variation in total number of persons present; variations in group size; and variations in length of stay. The Wilderness Information system was tested by analyzing 23,936 permits issued for six California wilderness areas in summer 1971.

Key Words: wilderness management, wilderness users, recreation use, statistics, wilderness information system

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Elsner, Gary H.  1972.  Wilderness Management… A Computerized System for Summarizing Permit Information  General Technical Report PSW-2. Berkeley, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8p.

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