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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.

Recreating in color: Promoting ethnic diversity in public lands

Publications Posted on: June 10, 2020
Recent studies of the Forest Service’s National Visitor Use Monitoring data show a wide disparity in racial and ethnic use of national forests. For example (assuming a direct connection between the number of people who filled out forms and overall national forest visitation numbers), Blacks or African Americans, who make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, accounted for about 1 percent of national forest visits in 2010.

Auyuittuq and Quttinirpaaq National Parks in the eastern Arctic Nunavut Region of Canada: 2003-2004 visitor experience study

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication contains audio and transcriptions of in-depth qualitative interviews of visitors, local residents, and scientists at Auyuittuq National Park (ANP) and Quttinirpaaq National Park (QNP) of Nunavut, Canada conducted in 2003. The interviews were meant to obtain information and feedback regarding visitor experiences. This data publication also contains survey responses from visitors to ANP in 2004.

Data from a 1990 visitor survey in the Desolation Wilderness to determine visitor trends, and preferences for wilderness conditions and experience

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This package contains trend, characteristic, activity and preference data collected as part of a 1990 survey of visitors to the Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada of northern California. Permit and mailback surveys were used to provide the data from a systematic sample of visitors with the required use permit (permit holders) and a sample of party members (group members without the permit).

Gates of the Arctic Kobuk River: 2001 sport hunter survey data

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
Between August and September 2001, sport hunters were asked to respond to a mail-back questionnaire about hunting on the Kobuk River in the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska. This data publication contains the results of this survey, which focused on conflict: between user groups, with managers, and with management policies.

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