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RMRS-P-20: Visitor use density and wilderness experience: proceedings; 2000 June 13; Missoula, MT


Freimund, Wayne A.; Cole, David N., comps. 2001. Visitor use density and wilderness experience: proceedings; 2000 June 13; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-20. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 67 p.

The workshop was convened to assess progress and offer further ideas regarding scientific contributions to (1) understanding relationships between visitor use density and wilderness experiences and (2) applying such knowledge to decisions about use limitation in wilderness and parks. The first paper provides an overview of the topic and the papers presented at the workshop. Subsequent papers include reviews of previous research, discussion of issues related to use limitation, exploration of the solitude concept and of visitor conflict, and explications of alternative research methodologies.

Keywords: carrying capacity, recreation management, solitude, use limits, visitor density, wilderness experience, research methods


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Contents
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I. Overview of the workshop

Use Density, Visitor Experience, and Limiting Recreational Use in Wilderness: Progress to Date and Research Needs
Wayne A. Freimund and David N. Cole
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II. Invited Papers

Visitor Use Density and Wilderness Experiences: A Historical Review of Research
David N. Cole
PDF File Size: 65 K

Carrying Capacity as "Informed Judgment": The Values of Science and the Science of Values
Robert E. Manning
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Approaches to Measuring Quality of the Wilderness Experience
William T. Borrie and Robert M. Birzell
PDF File Size: 65 K

Use Limits in Wilderness: Assumptions and Gaps in Knowledge
Troy E. Hall
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Limiting Recreational Use in Wilderness: Research Issues and Management Challenges in Appraising Their Effectiveness
Stephen F. McCool
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Wilderness Solitude: Beyond the Social-Spatial Perspective
Steven J. Hollenhorst and Christopher D. Jones
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Goal Interference and Social Value Differences: Understanding Wilderness Conflicts and Implications for Managing Social Density
Alan E. Watson
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Title: RMRS-P-20: Visitor use density and wilderness experience: proceedings; 2000 June 13; Missoula, MT
Publish Date: July 17, 2001
Last Update:
January 21, 2010

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