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Management guidelines for monitoring use on backcountry trailsAuthor(s): R. E. Leonard; H. E. Echelberger; H. J. Plumley; L. W. Van Meter
Source: Research Note NE-286. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 20 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThis state-of-the-art management guideline describes the importance of knowing backcountry use patterns and the questions that should be asked before embarking on a use-monitoring program. It summarizes information about six techniques for monitoring use of backcountry trails and provides practical information about site suitabilities, installation and maintenance requirements, equipment costs, and data analysis considerations of each monitoring system.
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CitationLeonard, R. E.; Echelberger, H. E.; Plumley, H. J.; Van Meter, L. W. 1980. Management guidelines for monitoring use on backcountry trails. Research Note NE-286. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 20 p.
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