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Hikers and other trail usersAuthor(s): Robert C. Lucas
Source: In: Larson, E.vH., ed. The Forest Recreation Symposium. State University of New York College of Forestry; 1971 October 12-14: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 113-122.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionTrail users seem neglected. Trail systems are limited, largely relics of fire control rather than designed for recreation; and total trail miles are probably declining. On the other hand, participation in various kinds of trail-oriented recreation is substantial and growing. Most activity is for short periods of time close to participants' homes. A varied and diffuse trail system, with an emphasis on opportunities near urban areas, is needed. The research base for planning needs to be strengthened.
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CitationLucas, Robert C. 1971. Hikers and other trail users. In: Larson, E.vH., ed. The Forest Recreation Symposium. State University of New York College of Forestry; 1971 October 12-14: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 113-122.
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