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Effects of subdivision and access restrictions on private land recreation opportunitiesAuthor(s): H. Ken Cordell; Donald B.K. English; Sharon A. Randall
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 21 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionContinuing conversion of woodlands, greater restrictions on recreational access, and subdivision are trends seeming to have important implicaitons for future public recreation supply. The nature of these implicaitons has not been adequately explored in previous research, a void that has led to questions about the actual effects these factors have on future recreational potential and use of private rural land. In 1992 a survery of a sample of land owners in Indiana, Georgia, and New York was conducted to help calrify the effects of subdivision and access restrictions on recreation potentials and use. In general, the findings of this study indicate that subdivision, leading to more tracts of smaller average size, has a negative impact on number of persons not having a direct relationship with the owner who have overall positive effect on availability and use. As a result, previous assumptions about the ffects of subdivision and access restrictions will have to be reexamined.
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CitationCordell, H. Ken; English, Donald B.K.; Randall, Sharon A. 1993. Effects of subdivision and access restrictions on private land recreation opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 21 p.
Keywordsprivate lands, leasing, subdivision, recreation supply, recreational access, access models
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