Skip to Main Content
Estimating social carrying capacity through computer simulation modeling: an application to Arches National Park, UtahAuthor(s): Benjamin Wang; Robert E. Manning; Steven R. Lawson; William A. Valliere
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
PDF: View PDF (402.01 KB)
DescriptionRecent 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.
- 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, email@example.com 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.
CitationWang, 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
- Indicators of standards of the quality of the visitor experience at a heavily-used national park
- Visitor experience and resource protection framework in the National Park System: rationale, current status, and future direction
- Applying the Visitor Experience and Resource Protection (VERP) framework to cultural resources in the national parks
XML: View XML