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    Author(s): Herbert E. Echelberger; George H. Moeller
    Date: 1977
    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
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    Management 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.

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    Citation

    Echelberger, 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.

    Keywords

    Dispersed recreation, visitor survey, wilderness areas, backcountry management

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