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Campsites in three western wildernesses: Proliferation and changes in condition over 12 to 16 years

Author(s):

Year:

1993

Publication type:

Research Paper (RP)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Intermountain Forest Experiment Station

Source:

Res. Pap. INT-463. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 15 p

Description

Changes in the number and condition of campsites were monitored for 12 to 16 years in portions of the Lee Metcalf, Selway-Bitterroot, and Eagle Cap Wildernesses. The number of campsites increased by 53 to 123 percent, indicating that campsite impacts have increased greatly. Suggestions for reducing campsite impacts are provided.

Citation

Cole, David N. 1993. Campsites in three western wildernesses: Proliferation and changes in condition over 12 to 16 years. Res. Pap. INT-RP-463. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 15 p.

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