Skip to Main Content
Use and Users of the Cranberry Backcountry in West Virginia: insights for eastern backcountry managementAuthor(s): Herbert E. Echelberger; George H. Moeller
Source: Res. Pap. NE-363. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (1.12 MB)
DescriptionManagement of backcountry recreation areas in the eastern United States should be based in part on information about the identity of backcountry users and what they seek in their backcountry experiences. Because little of this kind of information is now available, managers may be adopting some strategies with inadequate knowledge of the consequences of their decisions. Results of a study of users of the Cranberry Backcountry in West Virginia describe the potential impact of several management alternatives. Cranberry Backcountry visitors and western Wilderness Area visitors are compared.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationEchelberger, Herbert E.; Moeller, George H. 1977. Use and Users of the Cranberry Backcountry in West Virginia: insights for eastern backcountry management. Res. Pap. NE-363. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 8p.
KeywordsDispersed recreation, visitor survey, wilderness areas, backcountry management
- Alternative technologies for water quality management
- The Indicator Performance Estimate (IPE) Approach to Defining Acceptable Conditions in Wilderness
- Culturally and economically important nontimber forest products of northern Maine
XML: View XML