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The end product of recreation management is a diverse range of opportunities from which people can derive various experiences. This paper offers a framework for managing recreation opportunities based on six physical, biological, social, and managerial factors that, when combined, can be utilized…
Author(s): Roger N. Clark, George H. Stankey
Keywords: Recreation, land use, multiple use -) recreation, management planning (forest)
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-098. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 32 p
Year: 1979
Large areas of lowland tropical rain-forests in the neotropics have been burned over the past 6,000 years, mostly by pre-Colombian agriculturists. This paper presents additional evidence of fires and other human impacts in neotropical forests, and considers the opportunities and limitations of…
Author(s): Robert L. Sanford, Sally P. Horn
Keywords: wilderness, paleoecology, neotropical regions, rain forests, charcoal, sediment, fire, human impacts, land use
Source: In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 3: Wilderness as a place for scientific inquiry; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-3. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 168-173
Year: 2000
Based on re-measurements (1999 and 2001) of randomly-distributed permanent plots within the city boundaries of Baltimore, Maryland, trees are estimated to have an annual mortality rate of 6.6% with an overall annual net change in the number of live trees of -4.2%. Tree mortality rates were…
Author(s): David J. Nowak, Miki Kuroda, Daniel E. Crane
Keywords: growth projection, land use, urban forest change, urban forestry
Source: Urban Forestry Urban Greening. 2: 139-147
Year: 2004
This publication provides citizens, private and public organizations, scientists, and others with information about the aquatic conditions in or near national forests in the Ozark-Ouachita Highlands: the Mark Twain in Missouri, the Ouachita in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the Ozark-St. Francis…
Author(s): Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture
Keywords: Climate, crayfishes, fishes, geology, invertebrates, lakes, land use, mussels, nonpoint sources, point sources, rivers, soils, threatened and endangered species, water
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-33. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 317 p.
Year: 1999
In well-functioning markets, forestland prices capture a wealth of information regarding current as well as anticipated uses of land and resources contained on it. They reflect the valuation of current uses and incorporate information regarding productivity, standing timber capital, and the effects…
Author(s): David N. Wear, David H. Newman
Keywords: land use, conservation planning, forest ownership, property assessment, land markets
Source: Journal of Forestry 102(8):25-31
Year: 2004
The extensive recovery from agricultural clearing of Puerto Rican forests over the past half-century provides a good opportunity to study tropical forest recovery on a landscape scale. Using ordination and regression techniques, we analyzed forest inventory data from across Puerto Rico’s moist and…
Author(s): J. Danilo Chinea, Eileen H. Helmer
Keywords: Forest fragmentation, landscape dynamics, tropical, land use, biodiversity
Source: Forest ecology and management. Vol. 180 (2003): Pages 227-240
Year: 2003
Agroforestry plantings and other trees intentionally established in rural and urban areas are emerging as innovative management options for addressing resource issues and achieving landscapelevel goals. An understanding of the ecosystem services contributed by these and future plantings would…
Author(s): C.H. Perry, C.W. Woodall, G.C. Liknes, M.M. Schoeneberger
Keywords: inventory, land use, monitoring, natural resources, policy
Source: Agroforest Systems.
Year: 2008
The Nemadji River drains 1100 km2 of eastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Channel incision and mass wasting are natural responses to glacial rebound in this area and account for more than 95% of the annual sediment load. However, the clay and sand delivered by the Nemadji to Lake Superior…
Author(s): Mark S. Riedel, Elon S. Verry, Kenneth N. Brooks
Keywords: watershed management, land use, forest hydrology, fluvial processes, sedimentation, geomorphology
Source: Hydrological Science and Technology 18(4):197-206
Year: 2002
We measured differences in nearshore littoral zone habitat among lakes with different amounts of residential development and different patterns of watershed land use. Sampling stations were located at randomly selected sites within the nearshore littoral zone of limnologically similar lakes. An…
Author(s): Martin J. Jennings, Edward E. Emmons, Gene R. Hatzenbeler, Clayton Edwards, Michael A. Bozek
Keywords: aquatic habitat, lakes, land use, development, spatial scale, macrophyres, substrate, woody debris
Source: Lakes and Reservoir Management 19(3):272-279
Year: 2003
Parcelization, the process by which relatively large forest ownerships become subdivided into smaller ones, is often related to changes in ownership and can bring changes to the use of the land. Landowners, resource professionals, and others interested in Wisconsin's Northwoods were asked their…
Author(s): Mark G. Rickenbach, Paul H. Gobster
Keywords: land use, nonindustrial private forestland, public perceptions, sustainability
Source: Journal of Forestry 101(6):18-23
Year: 2003