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Measuring managers' perceptions of llama use in wild areas - data from 1993

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication contains the results of a 1993 survey of Forest Service and Park Service managers across the United States and their perceptions of llama use in wild areas. Over 200 mailback surveys were returned from managers representing more than 150 different wilderness areas and 25 states.

Physical and chemical properties of the foliage of 10 live wildland fuels

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data package contains data from over 3000 individual fuel elements collected as part of Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) project 11-1-4-19 "Determination of the effects of heating mechanisms and moisture content on ignition of live fuels." Data were collected each month during one of two one-year periods.

Gates of the Arctic Kobuk River: 2001 sport hunter survey data

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
Between August and September 2001, sport hunters were asked to respond to a mail-back questionnaire about hunting on the Kobuk River in the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska. This data publication contains the results of this survey, which focused on conflict: between user groups, with managers, and with management policies.

Fuel treatment and previous fire effects on daily fire management costs

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This publication contains tabular data used to evaluate the effects of fuel treatments and previously burned areas on daily wildland fire management costs. The data represent daily Forest Service fire management costs for a sample of 56 fires that burned between 2008 and 2012 throughout the conterminous United States.

Data from 2014 Wilderness Management Survey: Science needs, training needs, and demographics of managers

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
Stewards and managers of wilderness areas within the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) were selected for surveying in 2014 in order to provide input for the development of the 2014 Inter-agency Strategic Plan for the NWPS. Research focused on major challenges in stewardship and planning, and where managers saw rising needs for specific training or research.

Data collected in 2012 using Q-methodology to identify the importance of water-based ecosystem services derived from the Shoshone National Forest

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication contains the results of a 2012 study of the preferences of 96 stakeholders (e.g., farmers, ranchers, outfitters and guides, average citizens, natural resource managers and scientists, county commissioners) from Wyoming and Montana for 34 water-based ecosystem services.

Motorboat use on the Main Salmon River: Data from a study for the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This publication contains data from a two-phase 1998-1999 study in the Frank Church Wilderness which surveyed visitors about the use of motorboats and jet boats on the Salmon River. This study was done in coordination with the Western Whitewater Association (WWA) and Northwest River Runners (NRR), which are jet boat organizations based in Boise and Lewiston, ID, respectively.

Public's trust in wildland fire and fuel management decisions: data from a 2004 study in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
Recent research has called for a more comprehensive approach to natural resource management that balances social, ecological, and economic obligations. Within this framework, this 2004 study examines the public's trust as a measure of managerial success, and attempts to identify and measure the components that most influence it.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: 1991 visitor survey data

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is in the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota. The BWCAW receives the most use of any wilderness in the country, and has been the location of several studies.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: 2007 visitor survey data

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
In 2007, a team consisting of Superior National Forest managers, Forest Service scientists, and academic partners surveyed visitors to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in northern Minnesota. The BWCAW receives the most use of any wilderness in the country, and has been the location of several studies. This 2007 study is similar to previous BWCAW studies in 1969 and 1991.

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