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Desolation Wilderness: data from 1997-1998 visitor response to fees, fee demonstration project

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains responses to a 1997-1998 survey of 634 overnight visitors and 789 day-use visitors to Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada of northern California. This mailback survey addressed visitors' knowledge regarding level of fees, fee administration method, and potential uses of fees. It was a systematic sample of overnight and day-use permits.

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.

Data from a 1972 visitor survey in the Desolation Wilderness to determine baseline visitor characteristics, and preferences for wilderness conditions and experience

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This package contains baseline data for visitor characteristics, activities and preferences collected as part of a 1972 survey of visitors to the Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada of northern California. Permit data and mailback surveys were used to provide the data from a systematic sample of visitors with the required use permit (permit holders).

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.

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.

Mapping wilderness character in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Publications Posted on: December 14, 2020
The recent development of an interagency strategy to monitor wilderness character, Keeping It Wild 2: An Updated Interagency Strategy for Monitoring Wilderness Character Across the National Wilderness Preservation System (Landres et al.

Climate, fire regime, geomorphology, and conspecifics influence the spatial distribution of chinook salmon redds

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2020
Pacific salmon spawning and rearing habitats result from dynamic interactions among geomorphic processes, natural disturbances, and hydro‐climatological factors acting across a range of spatial and temporal scales.

Proactive limber pine conservation strategy for the Greater Rocky Mountain National Park Area - an overview

Publications Posted on: October 01, 2020
Ecological condition and context determine the likelihood of success of management interventions to mitigate impacts of white pine blister rust (WPBR) (Schoettle et al. 2019a). In populations heavily impacted by WPBR, the remaining seed trees may be too few to support natural regeneration even with management intervention.

Development of tools for detecting, monitoring, and managing brown root rot (caused by Phellius noxius) in the Pacific Islands

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2020
The brown root rot pathogen (Phellinus noxius) is causing a destructive, mortality-causing disease on diverse tropical trees that are integral to forest ecosystems in the Pacific Islands (e.g., Ann et al. 2002, Brooks 2002, Sahashi et al. 2015, Figure 1).

Soil mapping, monitoring, and assessment [Chapter 9]

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2020
Soils are a nonrenewable resource that support a wide array of ecosystem functions. The scope of these functions depends on the nature and properties of the soil at a given location on the Earth. Demand for better soil information has been growing since the development of soil science in the nineteenth century.