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Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, and Mt. Washington wilderness areas in Oregon: 1991 visitor survey data

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication contains 1991 permit information and mail-back survey responses from visitors to the Three Sisters, Mt. Washington, and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness areas in Oregon. The survey data collected include visitor characteristics such as destination, length of stay, group size, mode of travel, camping preferences, and recreational activities during visit.

Wilderness and backcountry site restoration guide

Publications Posted on: April 02, 2007
This comprehensive guide focuses on restoration of small-scale impact caused by human actions in wilderness and backcountry areas. The guide's goals are to: 1) Help practitioners develop plans that thoroughly address the question of whether site restoration is the best management action and, if so, develop a site-specific restoration plan that incorporates ecological concepts and addresses patterns of human use.

Wilderness party size regulations: implications for management and a decisionmaking framework

Publications Posted on: March 11, 2006
Arriving at appropriate limits on the size of groups in wilderness remains a difficult and often controversial management challenge. This paper presents a review of the state of knowledge regarding group size from an ecological impact and visitor experience standpoint, a survey of wilderness managers regarding the current status of group size regulations and a proposed management decisionmaking framework for group size.

Winter visitor use planning in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Publications Posted on: March 11, 2006
Winter use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks increased dramatically in the 1980s and early 1990s. That increase and the emphasis on snowmobiles as the primary mode of transportation brought into focus a host of winter-related issues, including air pollution, unwanted sound, wildlife impacts and the adequacy of agency budgets, staff and infrastructure to manage the burgeoning use.