Skip to Main Content
Travel simulation modeling: an emerging tool for visitor management in wildernessAuthor(s): David N. Cole
Source: International journal of wilderness. 10(3): 40, 44
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (68 KB)
DescriptionRhe amount, type, timing, and location of visitor use all have profound effects on the quality of the natural resources and visitor experiences in wilderness. Therefore, it is important to monitor the flow of visitation, in space and over time, and predict how distributions are likely to change in response to both management actions and factors that are not subject to managerial control. In some situations this is easily done. However, the ease of monitoring and predicting use declines as size of area increases, complexity of traffic flow increases, and the degree to which traffic flow is controlled by management decreases. For all these reasons, monitoring and predicting visitor flows is both difficult and important in wilderness.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- 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.
CitationCole, David N. 2004. Travel simulation modeling: an emerging tool for visitor management in wilderness. International journal of wilderness. 10(3): 40, 44
Keywordswilderness, visitor management, simulation models
- Information about wilderness visitors and recreation impacts: is it adequate?
- Identifying threats, values, and attributes in Brazilian wilderness areas
- Personal wilderness relationships: Building on a transactional approach
XML: View XML