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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.

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.

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.

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.

Regional-scale climate change vulnerability assessment for infrastructure in the National Forests and Grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Region: Including roads, trails, and recreational facilities

Publications Posted on: September 28, 2020
Climatic conditions, particularly extreme rainfall, snowmelt, and flooding, pose substantial risks to the infrastructure on and near the National Forests and Grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Region. Essentially all infrastructure is vulnerable to some degree, but risks and vulnerability differ greatly from place to place.

Effects of urbanization and recreation on songbirds

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
This chapter discusses how urbanization and recreation in Southwestern ponderosa pine forests might influence songbirds and comments on the research necessary to provide an assessment of future affects.

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