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    Author(s): William T. Borrie; Stephen F. McCool
    Date: 2007
    Source: International Journal of Wilderness: 13(3):28-33.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    Understanding 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.

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    Citation

    Borrie, William T.; McCool, Stephen F. 2007. Describing change in visitors and visits to the "Bob". International Journal of Wilderness: 13(3):28-33.

    Keywords

    wilderness use, visitor trend studies, Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex

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