These data were collected using funding from the U.S. Government and can be used without additional permissions or fees. If you use these data in a publication, presentation, or other research product please use the following citation:
Cole, David N. 2012. Campsite assessment data for backcountry campsites in Grand Canyon National Park. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2012-0001
This data publication contains conditions of a sample of backcountry campsites in Grand Canyon National Park, which have been assessed three times so far, in 1984, 1989/1990 and 2005. The sample consists of 24 campsites that vary in how frequently they are used and in the vegetation type in which they are located. Measured data include plant species found as well as percent cover of vegetation, litter, bare soil, rock, and cryptogams. Physical soil properties such as bulk density, infiltration rate and soil moisture were also measured in 1984.
campsite impact; designated campsites; recreation management; biota; environment; Environment and People; Impact of people on environment; Recreation; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Monitoring; Grand Canyon National Park; Arizona