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    Author(s): Laurel Boyers; Mark Fincher; Jan van Wagtendonk
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 105-109
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The research, resource management and wilderness staffs in Yosemite National Park recently completed the third 10-year cycle of a wilderness campsite impact monitoring program. Initial results indicate an overall improvement in conditions due to a strong restoration program, decreased use and increased visitor education. Lessons learned point to the necessity for ample and appropriate data collection and consistent techniques over time. This paper discusses the methodology and findings of this 28-year project.

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    Citation

    Boyers, Laurel; Fincher, Mark; van Wagtendonk, Jan. 2000. Twenty-eight years of wilderness campsite monitoring in Yosemite National Park. In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 105-109

    Keywords

    Wilderness, resource management, campsites, visitor impacts

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