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    Author(s): David N. Cole
    Date: 1990
    Source: In: Lime, David W., ed. Managing America’s enduring wilderness resource: Proceedings of the Conference; Minneapolis, Minnesota; September 11-17, 1989. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota, Tourism Center; Minnesota Extension Service; Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. p. 181-187.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Seven principles, derived from research on wilderness campsites, are proposed: (1) campsite impacts are complex; (2) impact is inevitable with repetitive use of campsites; (3) impact occurs rapidly, recovery occurs slowly; (4) the relationship between use and impact is asymptotic; (5) certain sites are more durable than others; (6) certain users cause less impact than others; and (7) campsite monitoring data are critical to professional management. Each principle is illustrated by example and the implications of each for campsite management are explored.

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    Cole, David N. 1990. Some principles to guide wilderness campsite management. In: Lime, David W., ed. Managing America’s enduring wilderness resource: Proceedings of the Conference; Minneapolis, Minnesota; September 11-17, 1989. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota, Tourism Center; Minnesota Extension Service; Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. p. 181-187.

    Keywords

    wilderness, campsites, monitoring, recreation management

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