Skip to Main Content
Describing change in visitors and visits to the "Bob"Author(s): William T. Borrie; Stephen F. McCool
Source: International Journal of Wilderness: 13(3):28-33.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: View PDF (220 B)
DescriptionUnderstanding wilderness use and users is essential to wilderness management. However, there have only been a limited number of studies specifically designed to detect changes in use and user characteristics across time. Recreation use of the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) has increased since its creation in 1964, along with many other changes in influences on society's relationship with wilderness. This article describes a series of visitor trend studies at the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex in Montana, and identifies some of the challenges encountered in estimating long-term use and user trends.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationBorrie, William T.; McCool, Stephen F. 2007. Describing change in visitors and visits to the "Bob". International Journal of Wilderness: 13(3):28-33.
Keywordswilderness use, visitor trend studies, Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex
- Trends in wilderness recreation use characteristics
- Wilderness recreation use: the current situation
- Trends in public attitudes towards the use of wildland fire
XML: View XML