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    Author(s): Vinod Sasidharan
    Date: 2000
    Source: In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 149-152
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Impacts of global climate change on the biophysical components of wilderness areas have the potential to alter their recreational utility of wilderness areas. Concomitantly, the frequency and patterns of both land-based and water-based wilderness recreation activities will be affected. Despite the difficulty of responding to the unclear dimensions of global climate change, it is essential for wilderness recreation managers and policy-makers to acknowledge, and make provisions, for the multifaceted implications of these effects. This paper examines the effects of global climatic change on forests and wilderness areas – and, based upon possible scenarios, elucidates some implications of these effects for wildland recreation and for those who plan and manage wilderness recreation resources.

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    Sasidharan, Vinod. 2000. Climatic change and wildland recreation: Examining the changing patterns of wilderness recreation in response to the effects of global climate change and the El Nino phenomenon. In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 149-152

    Keywords

    wilderness, climate change, El Niño, impacts, recreation, recreation management, resource management

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