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    Author(s): Thomas A. More
    Date: 1980
    Source: Research Note NE-292. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The average width of a trail was used to predict trail use in an urban forest recreation area. Results show that width indicates use only very generally at best. Consequently, simply inspecting the physical condition of a trail may lead to erroneous conclusions about its use. Managers requiring more than a simple light use/heavy use classification should adopt more elaborate schemes to determine use levels.

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    More, Thomas A. 1980. Trail deterioration as an indicator of trail use in an urban forest recreation area. Research Note NE-292. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

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