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Recreation management in the Bob Marshall, Great Bear, and Scapegoat Wilderness: 1987 to 1997

Author(s):

Greg A. Warren

Year:

1997

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Intermountain Forest Experiment Station

Source:

In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N., comps. Proceedings - limits of acceptable change and related planning processes: progress and future directions: from a workshop held at the University of Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-371. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 21-24

Description

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex Recreation Management Direction was approved in April 1987. Monitoring of recreational use has focused on encounters with other parties, the number of campsites impacted, and number of aircraft landings at Schafer Meadows airstrip. The available monitoring information indicates standards are being met for encountering other parties, but that the number of impacted sites, and aircraft landings during some periods, exceeded limits. The primary management tool to reduce recreational use impacts is through encouraging Leave No Trace camping practices. Resolving recreational use allocation and Wilderness resource issues, and improving monitoring information, are important steps in achieving goals and objectives of the Limits of Acceptable Change Plan.

Citation

Warren, Greg A. 1997. Recreation management in the Bob Marshall, Great Bear, and Scapegoat Wilderness: 1987 to 1997. In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N., comps. Proceedings - limits of acceptable change and related planning processes: progress and future directions: from a workshop held at the University of Montana''s Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-371. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 21-24

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