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Effects of climate change on outdoor recreation [Chapter 10]

Posted date: May 08, 2018
Publication Year: 
2018
Authors: Hand, Michael; Smith, Jordan W.; Peterson, David L.; Brunswick, Nancy A.; Brown, Carol P.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Halofsky, Jessica E.; Peterson, David L.; Ho, Joanne J.; Little, Natalie, J.; Joyce, Linda A., eds. Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the Intermountain Region [Part 2]. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-375. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 316-338.
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Abstract

Federal agencies and other public land management agencies in Utah, Nevada, and southern Idaho provide and manage for numerous outdoor recreation opportunities. National forests in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) Intermountain Region have nearly 19 million visits per year (table 10.1); adjacent National Park System units account for an additional 24 million visits per year (table 10.2). The popularity of publicly managed outdoor recreation opportunities is not surprising, given the numerous psychological, physiological, and social benefits derived from outdoor recreation (Bowker et al. 2012; Thompson Coon et al. 2011).

Citation

Hand, Michael S.; Smith, Jordan W.; Peterson, David L.; Brunswick, Nancy A.; Brown, Carol P. 2018. Effects of climate change on outdoor recreation [Chapter 10]. In: Halofsky, Jessica E.; Peterson, David L.; Ho, Joanne J.; Little, Natalie, J.; Joyce, Linda A., eds. Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the Intermountain Region [Part 2]. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-375. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 316-338.