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Resource managers in Oregon State Parks and the Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (U.S. Forest Service) identified a need to better understand the needs of existing and potential stakeholders who may visit public recreation lands in Oregon. Specifically…
Author(s): Robert C. Burns, Elizabeth Covelli, Alan Graefe
Keywords: Outdoor recreation, diversity, racial and ethnic minorities
Source: In: Chavez, Deborah J.; Winter, Patricia L.; Absher, James D., eds. Recreation visitor research: studies of diversity. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-210. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 123-137. Chapter 11
Year: 2008
Experts around the world have identified ecosystem services that benefit humans. Ecosystem services provided by natural areas include cultural (such as providing outdoor recreation locations) and regulating (such as protecting water quality) services. It is important to understand both public…
Author(s): Deborah J. Chavez
Keywords: Outdoor recreation, Latino, ecosystem services
Source: In: Chavez, Deborah J.; Winter, Patricia L.; Absher, James D., eds. Recreation visitor research: studies of diversity. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-210. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 157-162. Chapter 13
Year: 2008
These eight papers were presented at Working Party S6.01-3, XVIth World Congress of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Oslo, Norway, June 22, 1976. Topics covered include (a) improving studies on demand for outdoor recreation, (b) forecasting changes in number of visitors…
Author(s): Gary H. Elsner
Keywords: Outdoor recreation, forest recreation, recreation area planning
Source: General Technical Report PSW-020. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 62 p.
Year: 1977
Outdoor recreation is a central way that people interact with the natural environment. Federal land agencies are key providers of settings, facilities, and landscapes for recreation. Outdoor recreation is also an important driver of economic activity in rural communities near recreation…
Author(s): Eric White, J.M. Bowker, Ashley E. Askew, Linda L. Langner, J. Ross Arnold, Donald B.K. English
Keywords: Outdoor recreation, trends and projections, climate change impacts, demographic trends, federal lands, recreation opportunities, trip spending patterns, economic contributions
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-945. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Station. 46 p.
Year: 2016
In this study we estimate selected visitors’ demand and value for recreational trips to settings such as developed vs. undeveloped sites in U.S. national forests in the Southern United States using the travel cost method. The setting-based approach allows for valuation of multi-activity trips to…
Author(s): Kavita Sardana, John C. Bergstrom, J. M.  Bowker
Keywords: Outdoor recreation, Forest settings, Economic value, Travel costs, Poisson
Source: Journal of Environmental Management
Year: 2016
Efforts are underway to transform the former Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island (SI), NY into Freshkills Park (FKP). Data from a mail survey of 1006 SI residents were used to examine the impact of factors that might facilitate or inhibit intentions to visit FKP once it opens to the public.…
Author(s): David B. Klenosky, Stephanie A. Snyder, Christine A. Vogt, Lindsay K. Campbell
Keywords: Brownfield and landfill transformation, Urban green space and park development, Visitation facilitators and inhibitors, Environmental disamenity, Outdoor recreation
Source: Landscape and Urban Planning
Year: 2017
Rural amenity migration, or the relocation for quality of life purposes as opposed to monetary enhancement, has been occurring for decades and has been particularly pronounced in the American West where the phenomenon peaked in the 1990s. Researchers have illustrated that some places are more…
Author(s): Evan Hjerpe, Anwar Hussain, Thomas Holmes
Keywords: Amenity migration, Protected areas, Outdoor recreation, Public lands, Designated natural amenity
Source: Environmental Management
Year: 2020
To respond to changing demands for outdoor experiences on public lands, managers and researchers specializing in outdoor recreation and tourism are calling for a shift in the way we think about, study, and manage recreation. New and updated conceptual frameworks and management tools are needed to…
Author(s): Anna B. Miller, Lee K. Cerveny, Monika M. Derrien, Steven Selin, Dale J. Blahna
Keywords: Outdoor recreation, tourism, management, public lands, social-ecological systems
Source: The Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. 38(2).
Year: 2020
Outdoor recreation management on public lands is at a crossroads both at home and abroad. The number of visitors is increasing in the United States, and visitor expenditures are creating economic benefits exceeding those of any other resource production contributions for the national economy and…
Author(s): Dale J. Blahna, Francisco Valenzuela, Steven Selin, Lee K. Cerveny, Mike Schlafmann, Stephen F. McCool
Keywords: Outdoor recreation, tourism, public lands, research
Source: In: Selin, Steven; Cerveny, Lee K.; Blahna, Dale J.; Miller, Anna B., eds. 2020. Igniting research for outdoor recreation: linking science, policy, and action. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-987. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 257 p.
Year: 2020
This chapter explores concepts in agency capacity and discusses how changes in an organization’s capacity to plan and manage outdoor recreation can shape or limit its ability to provide quality outdoor recreation experiences. We use a case study from the U.S. Forest Service to convey how shifts in…
Author(s): Lee K. Cerveny, Steven Selin, Dale J. Blahna, Noelle Meier, James R. Barborak, Stephen F. McCool
Keywords: Outdoor recreation, tourism, public lands, research
Source: In: Selin, Steven; Cerveny, Lee K.; Blahna, Dale J.; Miller, Anna B., eds. 2020. Igniting research for outdoor recreation: linking science, policy, and action. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-987. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 257 p.
Year: 2020
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