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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: 2002-2003 wilderness visitor experience data in the Alaska regional context

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains transcripts of interviews with visitors to the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (WRST), in Alaska, in 2002 (Phase I) and 2003 (Phase II). Interviews in the first phase included questions relating to visitor expectations and experiences, with specific attention paid to inter-visitor conflict (both before and during the fall hunting season). Phase II interviews were focused more on recreational use.

Okefenokee Wilderness: data from a 2001 study of visitor characteristics, perceptions, and management preferences

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The Okefenokee Wilderness, which is within the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia, has several characteristics that make it an ideal laboratory to study the interactions between recreationists and the natural environment. Wilderness managers at Okefenokee have adopted regulations that lead overnight visitors to expect and receive high-quality experiences of solitude.

Public purpose recreation marketing data: public and public lands relationships in a 1999 study of Oregon and Washington

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
In 1999 a case study was conducted to test the application of a marketing approach to public land management. A region-wide revision in the existing fee program in the Pacific Northwest region of the Forest Service, specifically Oregon and Washington, provided an opportunity to test this application (Borrie et al. 2002).

Species occurrence data from the aquatic eDNAtlas database

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The eDNA samples in the eDNAtlas database describe species occurrence locations and were collected by the U.S. Forest Service and numerous agencies that have partnered with the National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation (NGC) throughout the United States. This project began in 2015, but updates will include legacy data that were collected using the same protocol. The eDNAtlas database consists of three feature classes.

Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness: data from 1995 survey of commercial and private boat users of the Salmon River

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
These data represent a study of the dominant user groups on the Main and Middle Forks of the Salmon River on the Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. Though these groups are using similar equipment and traveling on the same river at the same time, they differ in most aspects of their expectations for the trip, problems they encounter, and what they think managers should do to protect the resource.

Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness: data from 1996 survey of unique tributary visitors

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
Visitor survey data were collected from users of five unique steep-creek tributaries in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho: Loon Creek, Big Creek, South Fork Salmon, Camas Creek, and Marsh Creek.

Pyromes of the conterminous United States

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains a vector dataset (shapefile) depicting areas of relatively homogeneous contemporary fire regimes, based on an analysis of historical wildfire activity in the conterminous United States (CONUS) from 1992-2013 (Short 2015). The product was generated for use in landscape fire simulation for national wildfire hazard mapping and risk assessment, but should have other planning and research applications.

Social conditions, visitor flow & travel simulation model for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
Social conditions and visitor flows on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) on the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota were monitored during the seasons of greatest visitor use (May-September) in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, four spatially defined areas within BWCAW were observed by technicians and both the number of encounters and typical visitor behavior were approximated.

Fire and tree mortality database (FTM)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The Fire and Tree Mortality (FTM) database includes standardized observations of fire injury and survival or mortality for 171,177 individual tree-level observations, representing 142 tree species across the United States. Of these, 7,191 trees have burned twice. These trees were burned in 420 prescribed fires and wildfires occurring in 35 years, from 1981 to 2016.

Gila National Forest Plan Revision: 2016 Q-methodology data on public and manager perspectives of ecosystem services and drivers of change

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
In June of 2016, data were collected from both the interested public (122 people over the course of five public meetings) and public land managers (50 managers from the forest and district level) on the Gila National Forest, southwestern New Mexico.

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