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Trends in wilderness recreation use characteristics

Posted date: June 23, 2006
Publication Year: 
1995
Authors: Watson, Alan E.; Cole, David N.; Roggenbuck, Joseph W.
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: In: Thompson, Jerrilyn Lavarre; Lime, David W.; Gartner, Bill; Sames, Wayne M. (comps.). Proceedings of the fourth International Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Trends Symposium, and the 1995 National Recreation Resources Planning Conference, May 14-17, 1995, St. Paul, Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota, College of Natural Resources and Minnesota Extension Service: 68-71

Abstract

Recent studies at the Leopold Institute have included analysis of use and user trends at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Desolation Wilderness, Shining Rock Wilderness, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Eagle Cap Wilderness. Some sociodemographics, like age, education, and the proportion of female visitors, have changed substantially without shifts in kinds of trips or preferences for conditions encountered. At the Eagle Cap Wilderness, visitors also showed a deeper commitment to wilderness and more purist attitudes toward appropriate behaviors in wilderness.

Citation

Watson, Alan E.; Cole, David N.; Roggenbuck, Joseph W. 1995. Trends in wilderness recreation use characteristics. In: Thompson, Jerrilyn Lavarre; Lime, David W.; Gartner, Bill; Sames, Wayne M. (comps.). Proceedings of the fourth International Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Trends Symposium, and the 1995 National Recreation Resources Planning Conference, May 14-17, 1995, St. Paul, Minnesota. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota, College of Natural Resources and Minnesota Extension Service: 68-71