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    Author(s): Gordon R. Cessford
    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 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 69-76
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    This paper describes the features of recreational noise impacts and presents examples from popular New Zealand backcountry trails. Some noise effects were noticed at very high levels, and a varied range of tolerance for these was noted. Aircraft noise provided the most extreme impact example, while noise impacts from motorboats and social behaviour in huts were also notable. The need for more active management cooperation with authorities managing adjacent airspace and waterways is emphasised. Research on links between noise effects and social conflict perceptions is recommended.

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    Citation

    Cessford, Gordon R. 2000. Noise impact issues on the Great Walks of New Zealand. In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 69-76

    Keywords

    wilderness, outdoor recreation, noise, environmental impacts, social impacts, conflict, perceptions, New Zealand

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