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Frameworks for defining and managing the wilderness experience

Informally Refereed
Authors: Robert E. Manning
Year: 2012
Type: Proceedings (P)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
Source: In: Cole, David N., comp. Wilderness visitor experiences: Progress in research and management; 2011 April 4-7; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-66. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station p. 158-176.

Abstract

A large and growing body of research on outdoor recreation and the wilderness experience has been conducted over the nearly 50 years since passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964. A number of conceptual and empirical frameworks have emerged from this body of knowledge that can be used to help define and manage the wilderness experience.

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Keywords

management frameworks, recreation management, research methods, solitude, technology, visitor density, wilderness experience

Citation

Manning, Robert E. 2012. Frameworks for defining and managing the wilderness experience. In: Cole, David N., comp. Wilderness visitor experiences: Progress in research and management; 2011 April 4-7; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-66. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station p. 158-176.
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