Effects Of Subdivision And Access Restrictions On Private Land Recreation Opportunities

A supporting technical document for the 1993 Update of the 1989 RPA Assessment

Continuing conversion of woodlands, greater restrictions on recreational access, and subdivision are trends seeming to have important implications for future recreation supply. Little is known about the possible effects of these trends on future recreational potential and use of private rural lands. This report presents the findings of a survey of landowners in Indiana, Georgia, and New York that was done to help clarify the effects of subdivision and access restrictions on recreational findings and use.

Highlights include the following:

Cordell, H. Ken; English, Donald B.K.; Randall, Sharon A. 1993. Effects of subdivision and access restrictions on private land recreation opportunities. General Technical Report RM231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 21p.