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General Technical Report
Title: State-of-the-art methods for research, planning, and determining the benefits of outdoor recreation
Author: Elsner, Gary H.
Source: General Technical Report PSW-020. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 62 p.
Station ID: GTR-PSW-020
Description: These eight papers were presented at Working Party S6.01-3, XVIth World Congress of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Oslo, Norway, June 22, 1976. Topics covered include (a) improving studies on demand for outdoor recreation, (b) forecasting changes in number of visitors after a change in recreational quality at an area, (c) comparing the use of site surveys with home interviews for recreation planning, (d) measuring the relative value of selected outdoor recreation activity areas, (e) modeling changes in use or area conditions to determine effects on use patterns and encounters between visitor groups, (f) surveying wildlife-related recreation to determine impact on a local economy, (g) applying mathematical programming in the context of planning for multiple goals, and (h) investigating the degree of aforestation preferred for different broad categories of land uses in recreational areas.
Key Words: Outdoor recreation, forest recreation, recreation area planning
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Elsner, Gary H. 1977. State-of-the-art methods for research, planning, and determining the benefits of outdoor recreation General Technical Report PSW-020. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 62 p.