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    Author(s): Earl C. Leatherberry; David W. Lime; Jerrilyn Lavarre Thompson
    Date: 1980
    Source: In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 147-164.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Participation in river recreation has been expanding at a rapid rate. This paper reviews selected phenomenon associated with the growing popularity of rivers as recreational resources. The paper will: (1) describe the river recreation resource (the supply situation); (2) present selected indicators of increased river recreation use (the demand situation); (3) present demographic and experience profiles of selected river recreation users; (4) describe some of the environmental and social impacts occurring from increases in river recreation activity; (5) present selected management strategies used to cope with impacts; and (6) speculate some future trends in river recreation..

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    Leatherberry, Earl C.; Lime, David W.; Thompson, Jerrilyn Lavarre. 1980. Trends in river recreation. In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 147-164.

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