Carrying Capacity in Recreation Settings
Oregon State University Press, 1986 - Business & Economics - 164 pages
The question of how many people is too many at a recreation site is becoming increasingly urgent as more resource use produces more problems of crowding and overuse. This book applies research to management by using hard data to solve real problems.
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2 Describing Recreation Use
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activities agency allocation anglers appropriate number attraction sites backcountry boats Bois Brule River camp contacts campsites canoes capacity studies Chapter Colorado River contact levels contact preference correlation decisions deer hunters deer hunting defined density developed ecological effect encounter levels establish capacity evaluative standards example factors feel crowded firing line fishers floaters goal goose hunting Grand Canyon groups Heberlein impact parameters increase issue kind of experience Lee's Ferry Leisure Sciences level and contacts limits managed hunt management objectives management parameters maximum measure no-shows number of contacts number of encounters Park Service parties perceived crowding percent permit problems questionnaire range recreation experiences recreation settings relationship resource river trips Rogue River satisfaction semiwilderness Shelby social capacity social carrying capacity social impacts specify square mile Stankey Table tion trail tubers undeveloped recreation users variables Vaske visitors wilderness experience willingness to pay Wisconsin zero