Previous research on place attachment has tended to focus on attachment formation, with relatively little attention given to factors that disrupt or interfere with formed place attachments. Interferences to attachments are a worthy research area for two reasons: 1) The factors of place attachment…
Keywords: wilderness, place attachment, visitor behavior, iterference
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. 218-222
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.
Describes low-impact practices that can contribute to minimizing problems resulting from recreational use of wilderness and backcountry. Each practice is described and information is provided on such subjects as rationale for the practice, importance, and costs to visitors. Practices that may be…
Keywords: no trace, minimum impact, recreation, visitor behavior
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-265. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 131 p.
National park staffs rely on sign to inform visitors of a great variety of expected behaviors. Where park rangers or volunteers physically cannot be present to remind visitors of important rules, signs can be especially helpful. However, as any ranger will attest, signs vary in eff ectiveness. The…
Keywords: Park signs, visitor behavior, normative messages
Source: Park Science 31(1): 34-35
Behavior of visitors on the Rainbow Trail, a Forest Service Interpretive Area in the Lake Tahoe Basin, California, was surveyed by observation and by interview. Some significant differences between trail visitors and other kinds of outdoor recreation enthusiasts were discovered. Enjoyment was high…
Keywords: outdoor recreation, interpretive trails, visitor behavior, interview surveys, Rainbow Trail, Lake Tahoe Basin, systematic observation surveys
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-131. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 17 p
The 1988 Gates Park Fire, along the North Fork of the Sun River in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, provided an opportunity to explore fire effects on wilderness visitor choices. Recreation visitors along the North and South Fork drainages were interviewed to assess the effects of 1988 fires on their…
Keywords: wilderness, forest fires, visitor behavior, wildland fires, visitor attitudes
Source: Res. Note INT-402. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 7 p.