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National forest trail users: planning for recreation opportunitiesAuthor(s): John J. Daigle; Alan E. Watson; Glenn E. Haas
Source: Research Paper NE-685. Radnor, PA: US. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 13 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionNational forest trail users in four geographical regions of the United States are described based on participation in clusters of recreation activities. Visitors are classified into day hiking, undeveloped recreation, and two developed camping and hiking activity clusters for the Appalachian, Pacific, Rocky Mountain, and Southwestern regions. Distance and time traveled to national forest sites from home varied for activity clusters. Length of time at the site varied across activity clusters. Recreation activities combined with home range allows for assessing relative availability of, and demand for, different types of place-related opportunities and experiences users seek within a particular region.
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CitationDaigle, John J.; Watson, Alan E.; Haas, Glenn E. 1994. National forest trail users: planning for recreation opportunities. Research Paper NE-685. Radnor, PA: US. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 13 p.
Keywordscluster analysis, home range, visitor management, recreation activities, market segmentation
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- Experience patterns: capturing the dynamic nature of a recreation experience
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