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Wilderness recreation use estimation: a handbook of methods and systems

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Documented evidence shows that managers of units within the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System are making decisions without reliable information on the amount, types, and distribution of recreation use occurring at these areas. There are clear legislative mandates and agency policies that direct managers to monitor trends in use and conditions in wilderness.

Paths more traveled: Predicting future recreation pressures on America’s national forests and grasslands - a Forests on the Edge report

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2015
Populations near many national forests and grasslands are rising and are outpacing growth elsewhere in the United States. We used National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) data and U.S. census data to examine growth in population and locally based recreation visits within 50 and 100 miles of National Forest System (NFS) boundaries.

Structural constraints to wilderness: Impacts on visitation and experience

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2011
A significant research body on recreation constraints exists, but wilderness constraints research is limited. Like other recreationists, wilderness visitors likely experience a number of constraints, factors that limit leisure preference formation or participation and enjoyment. This project explored how visitors' experiences with and in wilderness are constrained, and examined responses to those constraints.