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    Author(s): Benjamin Wang; Robert E. Manning; Steven R. Lawson; William A. Valliere
    Date: 2001
    Source: In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 193-200
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Recent research and management experience has led to several frameworks for defining and managing carrying capacity of national parks and related areas. These frameworks rely on monitoring indicator variables to ensure that standards of quality are maintained. The objective of this study was to develop a computer simulation model to estimate the relationships between total park use and the condition of indicator variables. In this way, the social carrying capacity of parks might be estimated more proactively.

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    Wang, Benjamin; Manning, Robert E.; Lawson, Steven R.; Valliere, William A. 2001. Estimating social carrying capacity through computer simulation modeling: an application to Arches National Park, Utah. In: Kyle, Gerard, comp., ed. 2001. Proceedings of the 2000 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-276. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 193-200

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