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Social conditions and preference data for visitors to three wilderness areas in the southern United States in 1989-1990

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
Visitors to the Cohutta Wilderness in Georgia, Caney Creek Wilderness in Arkansas, and Upland Island Wilderness in Texas were surveyed to gather baseline data on use and user characteristics. Sampling took place between May and November 1989 for both Cohutta and Caney Creek Wilderness areas, and between October 1989 and February 1990 for the Upland Island Wilderness.

Oral history of changes in wilderness conditions, use, and management in the Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks: 2010 interviews

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication describes the condition, use, and management of the two wilderness areas within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). The project examined local/experiential knowledge collected through oral history interviews in 2010 to track how the character and quality of the Parks’ wilderness, as well as visitors’ uses and experiences have changed over time.

Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (BMWC) 1982 visitor characteristics, attitudes, and use patterns

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
The data included in this publication include visitor characteristics, attitudes towards the wilderness experience, and use patterns for wilderness visitors to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (BMWC) in 1982. Visitors were asked to provide contact information for a mail-back survey.

Use characteristics, visitor preferences, and conflict between horse users and hikers in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area: 1990-1991 visitor survey data

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
The Charles C. Deam Wilderness area is located on the Hoosier National Forest in Indiana. There has been historic use of this area by both hikers and horse riders, however there was substantial concern about the interaction and conflict between these two groups in this wilderness area. Between the summers of 1990 and 1991 a mailback questionnaire was sent to people visiting the Charles C.

Public's trust in wildland fire and fuel management decisions: data from a 2004 study in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
Recent research has called for a more comprehensive approach to natural resource management that balances social, ecological, and economic obligations. Within this framework, this 2004 study examines the public's trust as a measure of managerial success, and attempts to identify and measure the components that most influence it.

Shining Rock Wilderness: 1990 visitor survey data

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication contains 1990 survey data for two different studies conducted in the Shining Rock Wilderness, which is in the Pisgah National Forest of western North Carolina. The first is a trend study to understand changes in visitor characteristics and the other was a study to understand knowledge and behavior about campsite selection and low-impact camping.

Organizational Learning: The Meta Review

Pages Posted on: March 06, 2017
One of the goals outlined in the Innovation and Organizational Learning RD&A’s charter is to “improve our understanding of organizational learning processes.” As part of this effort, we strive to locate and make innovative research from both internal and external researchers available to the USDA Forest Service community. This page serves as a knowledge distribution center for research and developments in workplace science and innovation, covering topics such as: complex adaptive systems, organizational learning, decision-making, and teaming. We encourage you to explore these articles and websites, not only to enhance individual performance, but to help shape the evolution of learning practices within your unit and ultimately the agency.

Suggested health and wellness reading list toolbox

Pages Posted on: October 07, 2016
Suggesting health and wellness reading list from the Human Performance & Innovation and Organizational Learning RD&As.

Health and wellness apps toolbox

Pages Posted on: October 07, 2016
Several apps to support your health and wellbeing as suggested by the Human Performance & Innovation and Organizational Learning RD&As.

Forests: the potential consequences of climate variability and change

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This pamphlet reports the recent scientific assessment that analyzed how future climate variablity and change may affect forests in the United States. The assessment, sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, and supported, in part, by the U.S Department of Energy, and the National Atmospheric and Space Administration, describes the suite of potential impacts on forests.