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Ecological changes on campsites in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, 1979 to 1984Author(s): David N. Cole
Source: Res. Pap. INT-368. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 15 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionTwenty-two campsites in the Eagle Cap Wilderness were examined in 1979 and then reexamined in 1984 to compare the extent of ecological impacts. Of the 22 campsites, six had received low use, six moderate use, and 10 high use, Of the high-use sites, six had been closed to use in the late 1970’s by a regulation prohibiting camping within 200 ft (61 m) of lakeshores. This stratification made it possible to evaluate whether or not change over time was related to amount of use. It was also possible to evaluate the effectiveness of campsite closures in promoting recovery.
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CitationCole, David N. 1986. Ecological changes on campsites in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, 1979 to 1984. Res. Pap. INT-368. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 15 p
Keywordscampsites, ecological impacts, Eagle Cap Wilderness
- Attributes affecting campsite selection at two types of campgrounds in the Adirondack Park
- Long-term effectiveness of restoration treatments on closed wilderness campsites
- Wilderness campsite impacts: Effect of amount of use
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