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    Author(s): Kevin R. Wiberg; Frederick E. Schmidt; Robert E. Manning; Susan Bulmer
    Date: 1995
    Source: In: Vander Stoep, Gail A., ed. Proceedings of the 1994 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1994 April 10-12; Saratoga Springs, NY.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-198. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 204-207
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    In 1992, Vermonters rated the state's recreational resources a "B-" with a corresponding grade of "B" for the quality of the state's environment. Scenic resources continued to be rated most highly as were state trails and commercial recreation establishments. Concern for water resource quality, solid and toxic waste disposal, acid rain, agricultural land loss, and increasing development was discovered. Recreation greenways and the accommodation of bicyclists in road development was supported as was the development of lighted trails for night skiing. Perceived positive effects of tourism were matched by concerns about impacts on traffic conditions, costs of land and housing, and crime in Vermont.

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    Wiberg, Kevin R.; Schmidt, Frederick E.; Manning, Robert E.; Bulmer, Susan. 1995. The 1992 Vermont recreation survey and environmental index: Vermonters'' perceptions of recreational and environmental issues in Vermont. In: Vander Stoep, Gail A., ed. Proceedings of the 1994 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 1994 April 10-12; Saratoga Springs, NY.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-198. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 204-207

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