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Research Paper

Title: Five California campgrounds ... conditions improve after 5 years’ recreational use

Author: Magill, Arthur W.

Date: 1970

Source: Res. Pap. PSW-RP-62. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 18 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-062

Description: Changes in condition that may have been caused by recreational use, from 1961 to 1966, at five campgrounds in three widely separated locations in California were studied by measuring four variables: vegetation, plant litter, interunit screening, and overstory cover. The increase in vegetation after 5 years was attributed to barriers placed in campgrounds and to greater precipitation. The overall improvement in campground conditions is interpreted as an "adjustment" to recreational use.

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Magill, Arthur W.  1970.  Five California campgrounds ... conditions improve after 5 years’ recreational use  Res. Pap. PSW-RP-62. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 18 p.

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