An authoritative guide to managing the ecological impacts ofrecreational activities on natural resources.
The challenges facing today's recreation resource managers are bothcomplex and daunting. Accommodating rapidly growing numbers ofrecreational visitors without sacrificing the ecological integrityof wildlands is a major challenge. Determining and planning for thelimits of acceptable change and expanding services with little orno growth in natural resources or funding are major issues.
Wildland Recreation, Second Edition provides solutions to these andother crucial recreational resource problems. Based upon itsauthors' extensive firsthand experience as well as their exhaustivereview of the world literature on the subject, it providesup-to-date, detailed coverage of today's wildland recreationmanagement issues, including:
* Ecological impacts of recreational activities on wildlandresources
* Spatial and temporal patterns of recreational impacts
* Environmental durability, visitor use, and other key factors
* The limits of acceptable change, long-term monitoring, andimpacts on wildlife
* Social and economic factors associated with managing impacts
* Alternative approaches to wildland recreation resource management
* Recent trends in satisfying increased demand for outdoorrecreational opportunities
* International perspectives on recreational wildland managementand ecotourism
Like its best-selling predecessor, Wildland Recreation, SecondEdition is a valuable working resource for wildland recreationmanagement professionals and a comprehensive course text forstudents of forest and natural resources recreation, parkmanagement, environmental conservation, and related disciplines.