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Wilderness Management... A Computerized System for Summarizing Permit Information

Author(s):

Gary H. Elsner

Year:

1972

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Source:

General Technical Report PSW-2. Berkeley, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 8p

Description

Permits 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.

Citation

Elsner, 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

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