You are here

Keyword: campsite impact

Campsite assessment data for backcountry campsites in Grand Canyon National Park

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data publication contains conditions of a sample of backcountry campsites in Grand Canyon National Park, which have been assessed three times so far, in 1984, 1989/1990 and 2005. The sample consists of 24 campsites that vary in how frequently they are used and in the vegetation type in which they are located. Measured data include plant species found as well as percent cover of vegetation, litter, bare soil, rock, and cryptogams.

Campsite condition data for the Miller Peak Wilderness

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This data publication contains baseline (2008) campsite conditions for all 44 campsites found along all trails other than the Sunnyside Canyon Trail in the Miller Peak Wilderness in Arizona. Measurements include basic campsite information such as groundcover disturbance, impact to standing trees and roots, and size of disturbed area.

Campsite condition data for the Bob Marshall Wilderness

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This data publication contains conditions of 36 campsites in low- to mid- elevation forests and grasslands in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana. Campsites used in this study were used primarily by backpackers, private individuals with packstock, and commercial outfitters and their clients. Campsites were assessed in 1981 and 1990. Camp area, bare area, and extent of tree damage were measured.

Campsite condition data for the Eagle Cap Wilderness

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This data publication contains conditions of 26 campsites in forested sites in subalpine lake basins in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Oregon. Campsites in this study were used primarily by backpackers and varied in usage level. Campsites were assessed in 1979, 1984, 1990, and 2005/2006 (campsites 1 and 2 were remeasured in 2011 and 2009, respectively).

Campsite condition data for three drainages in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This data publication contains baseline campsite condition data and trend for campsites in the Bear Creek, Big Creek, and Sweeney Creek drainages in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Montana. These drainages represent varied use intensity. Big Creek was selected as a high-use drainage. Bear Creek was considered to be moderate-use drainage and Sweeney Creek was considered a low-use drainage.

Campsite condition data for four South-Central Wildernesses in Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This data publication contains conditions of 91 campsites spread over four wilderness areas in the South-Central United States. Recreation impact was studied in Caney Creek, Upper Buffalo, Hercules Glades, and Garden of the Gods Wildernesses. Campsites were measured in 1993-1994, and Caney Creek campsites were measured again in 2007.

Campsite condition data for the Salmon River in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This data publication includes conditions of campsites used by boaters along the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho. Campsite conditions were first monitored between 1995 and 1996, and again from 2001 to 2004, and then 2008 to 2009.

Campsite condition data for the San Rafael Wilderness

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
Campsites within the central portion of the San Rafael Wilderness of California were assessed over a 9 day period in April 1999. All but one of 22 semi-developed camping areas were visited. These camping areas consist of one or several long-established campsites, with stoves, and are located on maps of the area. In addition, informal user-created campsites were located and assessed in other places that appeared amenable to camping.

Campsite condition data for the Superstition Wilderness

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
Between November 2005 and March 2007, a Rapid Site Inventory (RSI) was performed on 459 campsites in the Superstition Wilderness Area of the Tonto National Forest in Arizona. This assessment of 90-95% of the campsites in this wilderness was a quick site inventory including primarily presence/absence response variables.

Changing conditions on wilderness campsites: Seven case studies of trends over 13 to 32 years

Publications Posted on: May 15, 2013
This report brings together seven case studies of trends in the number and condition of wilderness campsites over periods ranging from 13 to 32 years.

Pages