Wildland Recreation: Ecology and Management / Edition 2

Wildland Recreation: Ecology and Management / Edition 2

by William E. Hammitt, David N. Cole
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471194611

ISBN-13: 9780471194613

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Wildland Recreation

An authoritative guide to managing the ecological impacts of recreational activities on natural resources.

The challenges facing today's recreation resource managers are both complex and daunting. Accommodating rapidly growing numbers of recreational visitors without sacrificing the ecological integrity of wildlands is a major challenge.

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Overview

Wildland Recreation

An authoritative guide to managing the ecological impacts of recreational activities on natural resources.

The challenges facing today's recreation resource managers are both complex and daunting. Accommodating rapidly growing numbers of recreational visitors without sacrificing the ecological integrity of wildlands is a major challenge. Determining and planning for the limits of acceptable change and expanding services with little or no growth in natural resources or funding are major issues.

Wildland Recreation, Second Edition provides solutions to these and other crucial recreational resource problems. Based upon its authors' extensive firsthand experience as well as their exhaustive review of the world literature on the subject, it provides up-to-date, detailed coverage of today's wildland recreation management issues, including:

  • Ecological impacts of recreational activities on wildland resources
  • Spatial and temporal patterns of recreational impacts
  • Environmental durability, visitor use, and other key factors
  • The limits of acceptable change, long-term monitoring, and impacts on wildlife
  • Social and economic factors associated with managing impacts
  • Alternative approaches to wildland recreation resource management
  • Recent trends in satisfying increased demand for outdoor recreational opportunities
  • International perspectives on recreational wildland management and ecotourism

Like its best-selling predecessor, Wildland Recreation, Second Edition is a valuable working resource for wildland recreation management professionals and a comprehensive course text for students of forest and natural resources recreation, park management, environmental conservation, and related disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471194613
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,305,997
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IIntroduction1
1Wildland Recreation and Resource Impacts3
Pt. IIImpacts to Resource Components21
2Soil23
3Vegetation49
4Wildlife68
5Water93
Pt. IIIImpact Patterns and Trends113
6Impact Patterns115
7Trends in Wildland Recreation Use and Impacts130
Pt. IVFactors Affecting Impacts153
8Environmental Durability155
9Visitor Use177
Pt. VManagement Alternatives205
10Strategies and Concepts of Management207
11Monitoring Recreational Impacts228
12Visitor Management255
13Site Management293
14International Impact Research and Management328
Pt. VIConclusion347
15A Lasting Impact349
Index357

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