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A multi-unit wilderness system in the Southern Appalachians was evaluated for its long-term capacity to support biodiversity and provide other forms of “ecological insurance.” Based on spatial thresholds for selected species, community and ecosystem level attributes, ecological capacity was found…
Author(s): J. C. Haney, M. Wilbert, C. De Grood, D. S. Lee, J. Thomson
Keywords: wilderness, ecological capacity, ecosystems, biodiversity, habitats, forest types, Minimum Dynamic Area (MDA), planning, Appalachian Mountains
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 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 128-137
Year: 2000
Funding wilderness protection will continue to be a challenge for public land managers. With continuing competition for federal funds and balanced budget goals, other sources of funds may be necessary to supplement annual federal appropriations. This paper identifies and evaluates five potential…
Author(s): Carolyn Alkire
Keywords: wilderness, resource management, funding, planning, strategies
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 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 169-179
Year: 2000
Science is an appropriate and necessary use of wilderness. The long-term protection of wilderness, including decisions related to the planning and management of wilderness resources, use and values, requires an understanding often available only through scientific investigation. In addition,…
Author(s): David J. Parsons
Keywords: wilderness, science, research, protection, planning, resource managmeent, policy, collaboration, values, benefits, impacts, communication
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. 252-257
Year: 2000
Wilderness planning has evolved since the Wilderness Act of 1964 in an atmosphere of intense debate and public scrutiny. Wilderness planning and the role science has played in developing the planning process has been influenced by many complex legal mandates, by thorny social issues, and by…
Author(s): Edwin E. Krumpe
Keywords: wilderness, planning, legislation, science, outdoor recreation, carrying capacity, frameworks, Limits of acceptable change (LAC), Visitor Experience and Resource Protection (VERP)
Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 5-12
Year: 2000
This research compared the differences found between manager-defined and visitor-defined social standards for wilderness encounters in Mount Rainier National Park. Social standards in recreation areas of public land are defined by what is acceptable to the public, in addition to the area’s…
Author(s): Kristopher J. Lah
Keywords: wilderness, planning, outdoor recreation, social impacts, attitudes, encounters, acceptability, carrying capacity, Visitor Experience and Resource Protection (VERP), Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 134-141
Year: 2000
Winter use in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks increased dramatically in the 1980s and early 1990s. That increase and the emphasis on snowmobiles as the primary mode of transportation brought into focus a host of winter-related issues, including air pollution, unwanted sound, wildlife…
Author(s): John A. Sacklin, Kristin L. Legg, M. Sarah Creachbaum, Clifford L. Hawkes, George Helfrich
Keywords: winter, planning, monitoring, outdoor recreation, snowmobiles, legislation, regulations, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Montana, Wyoming
Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 243-250
Year: 2000
This paper describes the multi-stage public consultation process and other aspects of the development by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service of the second (1999) management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (Australia). It describes the background to, and rationale for, the…
Author(s): Nicholas Sawyer
Keywords: wilderness, public involvement, planning, Tasmania, Australia
Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 362-368
Year: 2000
Like many wilderness areas, Denali National Park and Preserve faces a variety of challenges in its wilderness management planning. As an Alaska conservation unit that has been significantly expanded by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA), Denali faces the additional…
Author(s): Michael J. Tranel
Keywords: wilderness, resource management, planning, legislation, recreational uses, public involvement, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 369-374
Year: 2000
Each decision to suppress fire reinforces a feedback cycle in which fuels continue to accumulate, risk escalates, and the tendency to suppress fires grows (Miller and others, 2003). Existing decision-support tools focus primarily on the negative consequences of fire. This guide outlines a framework…
Author(s): A. Black, T. Opperman
Keywords: fire, prescribed fire, wildland fire use, planning, fire effects, fuel treatment priorities, benefits, resource effects, FEPF, GIS, FLAMMAP, SIMPPLLE
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep.GTR-RMRS-163. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 63 p.
Year: 2005
The Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) is one of the most powerful recreation inventory tools ever devised. Originally formulated in the late 1970?s for use on public lands in the Western United States, the ROS was quickly adopted by federal land-management agencies. However, its application to…
Author(s): Thomas A. More, Susan Bulmer, Linda Henzel, Ann E. Mates
Keywords: Recreation Opportunity Spectrum, recreation experience, planning
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-309. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 25 p.
Year: 2003
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