Thirty-seven papers are presented on wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management. Three overview papers synthesize knowledge and research about wilderness visitors, management of visitor experiences, and wilderness recreation planning. Other papers contain the results of specific…
Keywords: recreation fees, recreation management, standards, visitor behavior, visitor education, visitor perception, visitor satisfaction, wilderness use
Source: Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 273 p.
This annotated reading list provides an introduction to the issue of recreation fees on public lands. With an emphasis on wilderness recreation fees, this compilation of historical and recent publications is divided into the following sections: historical context, arguments for and against fees,…
Keywords: wilderness, recreation fees
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-79-VOL 3. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 29 p.
Marketing has long had a place in the planning and management of public sector recreation. In particular, the use of market segmentation has allowed leisure providers to better understand their clientsgas needs and to tailor their services to the diversity of those needs. However, the use of…
Keywords: segmentation, social responsibility, non-economic criteria, public sector, recreation fees
Source: Journal of park and recreation administration. 20(2): 49-68
This paper examines wilderness users' response to recently established overnight camping fees at the Desolation Wilderness in California. Fee program evaluations have typically focused on economic or revenue issues, distributional or equity impacts of various pricing strategies, and questions of…
Keywords: wilderness, recreation fees, pricing, wilderness experience, structural equation modeling
Source: Journal of Leisure Research. 31(3): 245-268.
This paper examines public support for new user fees established at the Desolation Wilderness in California as part of the Fee Demonstration Program. Traditional approaches to fee policy evaluations have typically focused on economic or revenue issues and equity impacts of various pricing…
Keywords: recreation fees, pricing, wilderness, service levels, multiple user groups
Source: Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. 17(3): 85-99.
This report presents and analyzes findings from two surveys conducted in 1999 and 2000 regarding public attitudes toward the application of recreation use fees on National Forest lands in the states of Oregon and Washington. Under authority granted by Congress in 1996 through the creation of the…
Keywords: recreation fees, recreation sites
Source: Report submitted to USDA Forest Service. Missoula, MT: University of Montana. 126 p.