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Wilderness Management... A Computerized System for Summarizing Permit InformationAuthor(s): Gary H. Elsner
Source: General Technical Report PSW-2. Berkeley, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionPermits were first needed for visits to wilderness areas in California during summer 1971. A computerized system for analyzing these permits and summarizing information from them has been developed. It produces four types of summary tables: point-of-origin of visitors; daily variation in total number of persons present; variations in group size; and variations in length of stay. The Wilderness Information system was tested by analyzing 23,936 permits issued for six California wilderness areas in summer 1971.
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CitationElsner, Gary H. 1972. Wilderness Management... A Computerized System for Summarizing Permit Information. General Technical Report PSW-2. Berkeley, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8p
Keywordswilderness management, wilderness users, recreation use, statistics, wilderness information system
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