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    Description

    This is a pilot study of visitor use at the Imperial Sand Dunes recreation area in southern California.  The purpose was to describe the socio-demographic characteristics of visitors to Imperial Sand Dunes as well as the importance of and visitor satisfaction with the area's natural and cultural features, types of information used to learn about the area, types of information desired, activity patterns, perceptions of crowding, perceptions of safety and knowledge of BLM's mission as a multiple use agency. Results will provide resource managers with information about people who use the area, where and when they visit the area, and what they would like from management in terms of customer service.

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    Citation

    Chavez, D.J.; Winter, P.L.; Baas, J. 1993. Imperial sand dunes: visitor research case study. BLM/CA/ST-93-014-9560. Sacramento, CA: Bureau of Land Management. 55 p.

    Keywords

    Imperial Sand Dunes, visitor research, sociodemographics, management, visitor satisfaction, recreation, amenities, ethnic variations

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