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Campsite impacts in protected natural areas are most effectively minimized by a containment strategy that focuses use on a limited number of sustainable campsites that spatially concentrate camping activities. This research employs spatial autoregressive (SAR) modeling to evaluate the relative influence of use-related, environmental, and managerial...
This sustainable camping "Best Management Practices" (BMPs) document was compiled to provide comprehensive guidance on the best available management strategies and actions found by researchers and managers to be effective in minimizing camping resource and social impacts. While developed as part of a comprehensive study of camping impacts along the...
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) is a unique internationally recognized protected natural area encompassing more than 250,000 acres and a 2,190-mile footpath from Maine to Georgia. A.T. management responsibilities are shared through a unique collaborative partnership between the National Park Service’s Appalachian Trail Park Office (ATP...
Policies mandate that managers at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument must balance recreational opportunities with a variety of resource management and utilization activities across a vast and diverse landscape containing numerous Wilderness Study Areas and other lands containing spectacular resources. This balancing act is stressed by incr...
Policies mandate that managers at Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument must balance recreational opportunities with a variety of resource management and utilization activities across a vast and diverse landscape containing numerous Wilderness Study Areas and other lands containing spectacular resources. This balancing act is stressed by inc...
National Park Service staff receive numerous requests to host large special use events, including competitive runs, off-trail orienteering events, and bicycle races that can involve hundreds and sometimes thousands of participants. These events pose the potential for substantial, long-term, or irreversible impacts to a park's infrastructure (trails...
Recreation Ecology Research Network (RERN) was established in 2005 to facilitate exchange among recreation ecologists and other colleagues interested in visitor impact research and management. Four specific goals include: 1) develop venues for better communication among recreation ecologists; 2) promote collaboration among recreation ecologists; 3) participate in meetings and other venues with other ecologists, recreation social scientists, and managers (to increase collaboration, identify funding sources and to establish professional networks for graduate students interested in recreation ecology); and 4) promote conceptual and theoretical development in the field. Besides this Network homepage, RERN also maintains the RECECOL Listserv for direct communication among RERN members and other interested colleagues. Currently we have about 200 subscribers. Anyone who is interested in joining the RERN and/or subscribing to the RECECOL Listsev, please contact the RERN Coordinator Dr. Yu-Fai Leung (Leung@ncsu.edu). If this subject area interests you, consider also joining the "Collaborative Learning Network for Visitor Impact Monitoring" LinkedIn Group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4889709)!