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Management Decisions and the "Dred" HillsAuthor(s): Steven W. Anderson
Source: In: Chavez, Deborah J., technical coordinator. 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 19-22, 1992, Ontario, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-132. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 66
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionAn area of public land called the Red Hills was being so abused by the public that it was often called the "Dred" Hills. Some staff work had been accomplished to protect sensitive areas within the 7,200-acre site, but depreciative behavior continued. Primary destructive activities included off-road vehicle use and indiscriminate shooting and dumping. This paper discusses a bold approach to management. Instead of talking about the problem, decisions were made and actions quickly taken. The results were dramatic, and public reaction was remarkably supportive. Methods of combining public support, media coverage, law enforcement, planning, and engineering produced a winning combination that allows for compatible uses of the Red Hills and protects natural resources.
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CitationAnderson, Steven W. 1992. Management Decisions and the "Dred" Hills. In: Chavez, Deborah J., technical coordinator. 1992. Proceedings of the Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 19-22, 1992, Ontario, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-132. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 66
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