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State-of-the-art methods for research, planning, and determining the benefits of outdoor recreationAuthor(s): Gary H. Elsner
Source: General Technical Report PSW-020. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 62 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionThese eight papers were presented at Working Party S6.01-3, XVIth World Congress of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Oslo, Norway, June 22, 1976. Topics covered include (a) improving studies on demand for outdoor recreation, (b) forecasting changes in number of visitors after a change in recreational quality at an area, (c) comparing the use of site surveys with home interviews for recreation planning, (d) measuring the relative value of selected outdoor recreation activity areas, (e) model ing changes in use or area conditions to determine effects on use patterns and encounters between visitor groups, (f) surveying wildlife-related recreation to determine impact on a local economy, (g) applying mathematical programing in the context of planning for multiple goals, and (h) investigating the degree of aforestation preferred for different broad categories of land uses in recreational areas.
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CitationElsner, Gary H. 1977. State-of-the-art methods for research, planning, and determining the benefits of outdoor recreation. General Technical Report PSW-020. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 62 p.
KeywordsOutdoor recreation, forest recreation, recreation area planning
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