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Guidelines for roadless area campsite spacing to minimize impact of human-related noises.Author(s): Tom Dailey; Dave Redman
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-035. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 20 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThis report offers guidelines for campsite spacing and location in roadless areas to allow several levels of insulation from noise impacts between camping parties. The guidelines are based on the distance that different human-related noises travel in a variety of outdoor settings. The physical and psychological properties of these noises are described and discussed. The effects of different environmental features—ridges, hills, dense woods, low vegetation, still water—on noise transmission are also described. General management actions are suggested for locating camps to minimize intrusive noise from other camping parties.
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CitationDailey, Tom; Redman, Dave. 1975. Guidelines for roadless area campsite spacing to minimize impact of human-related noises. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-035. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 20 p
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