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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.

Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, and Mt. Washington wilderness areas in Oregon: 1991 visitor survey data

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication contains 1991 permit information and mail-back survey responses from visitors to the Three Sisters, Mt. Washington, and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness areas in Oregon. The survey data collected include visitor characteristics such as destination, length of stay, group size, mode of travel, camping preferences, and recreational activities during visit.

Visitor use density and wilderness experience: proceedings; 2000 June 13; Missoula, MT

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
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.

Qualitative and quantitative 2004-2005 data on Yakutat residents, local relationships to the Situk River, and management implications

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This study examines relationships to place between residents of Yakutat, Alaska and the Situk River. It documents an assessment of local perspectives on use, conflict, and management issues on the river. Initial semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with targeted community members in 2004 to gain an understanding of local perspectives.

Capacity reconsidered: Finding consensus and clarifying differences

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2011
In a world where populations and resource demands continue to grow, there is a long history of concern about the "capacity" of the environment to support human uses, including timber, rangelands, fish and wildlife, and recreation.

Wilderness solitude: Beyond the social-spatial perspective

Publications Posted on: September 19, 2011
The current scholarly and management approach to wilderness solitude has relied on substitute measures such as crowding and privacy to measure solitude. Lackluster findings have been only partially explained by additional social-spatial factors such as encounter norms, displacement, product shift, and rationalization.

Limiting recreational use in wilderness: Research issues and management challenges in appraising their effectiveness

Publications Posted on: September 19, 2011
Limits on the overall number of recreationists permitted to enter or visit wilderness, national park backcountry or whitewater rivers have been formally established for about 30 years. Such limits have usually been established to protect biophysical or social conditions from unacceptable impacts in the face of rapidly rising amounts of visitation.

Use limits in wilderness: Assumptions and gaps in knowledge

Publications Posted on: September 19, 2011
As wilderness use levels have changed, managers have often considered implementation of use limits to control the impacts of use density. Use limits are generally intended to protect natural qualities and/or to ensure opportunities for solitude, although the second goal appears to have become more common over time, and may be the central use-related concern for certain high-use wildernesses.

Approaches to measuring quality of the wilderness experience

Publications Posted on: September 19, 2011
Wilderness is a special place that provides opportunity for unique and profound experiences. An essential task for the maintenance of these recreational opportunities is the definition and monitoring of experience quality.

Carrying capacity as "informed judgment": The values of science and the science of values

Publications Posted on: September 19, 2011
Contemporary carrying capacity frameworks, such as Limits of Acceptable Change and Visitor Experience and Resource Protection, rely on formulation of standards of quality, which are defined as minimum acceptable resource and social conditions in parks and wilderness.