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    Author(s): William Gravley; John Dengler; Roy Ramthun; Chad Pierskalla
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 95-100.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    This study was a preliminary examination of the activity and spending behavior of visitors to Pipestem State Park in West Virginia. This state park is being used as a case study area to determine whether a new fish stocking program accompanied by appropriate marketing activities can increase park visitation by anglers and other sports-oriented people. The research was done very shortly after the first stocking activity and reached only 49 visitors, but it does provide a baseline against which to measure the impacts of stocking efforts.

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    Gravley, William; Dengler, John; Ramthun, Roy; Pierskalla, Chad. 2009. Tourism package preferences of West Virginia state park visitors. In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 95-100.

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