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Llama use in wilderness is projected to increase over the next 5 years. While the greatest concerns about this increase in use are unexpected impacts to native flora, impacts to native fauna, and conflicts with other user types, there is also concern about how prepared managers are to deal with…
Author(s): Alan E. Watson, Neal A. Christensen, Dale J. Blahna, Kari S. Archibald
Keywords: recreation, packstock, attitudes, management, horses, llama
Source: Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-10. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 7 p.
Year: 1998
Effects of recreational pack stock grazing on mountain meadows in Yosemite National Park were assessed in a 5-year study. Yosemite is a designated wilderness, to be managed such that its natural conditions are preserved. Studies were conducted in 3 characteristic meadow types: shorthair sedge (…
Author(s): David N. Cole, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Mitchel P. McClaran, Peggy E. Moore, Neil K. McDougald
Keywords: Carex filifolia, Calamagrostis breweri, Deschampsia cespitosa, horses, meadow productivity, mules, utilization, wilderness
Source: Journal of range managment. 57(2): 153-160
Year: 2004
The purpose of this research was to determine the extent of conflict between hikers and recreational stock users in a Sierra Nevada wilderness and to test the relative importance of various hypothetical predictors of conflict using multiple conflict measures. A survey of hikers and recreational…
Author(s): Alan E. Watson, M. J. Niccolucci, Daniel R. Williams
Keywords: horses, definition of place, specialization, focus of trip, lifestyle tolerance
Source: Journal of leisure research. 26(4): 372-385
Year: 1994