ROS is based on the premise that people expect

certain levels of development related to the

character of the setting and the type of

recreation they prefer. For example, a facility

intended to create a safe, controlled environment

for large numbers of people should be highly

developed using modern materials and providing

ample conveniences. Consistent with visitor

expectations, a more primitive “backwoods” area

would have far fewer constructed elements.

Those would generally be small in scale and

made of natural materials. More detail on ROS

can be found in chapter 3 and appendix C.




Chapter 2 Table of Contents

Reader’s Guide