Managing Outdoor RecreationCase Studies in the National Parks
By R Manning, University of Vermont, USA, L Anderson, University of Vermont, USA
The popularity of outdoor recreation and ecotourism continues to grow worldwide. However, there is little systematic information on how to manage outdoor recreation in ways that protect park resources and the quality of the visitor experience. This book develops classification systems of outdoor recreation-related problems and management strategies and practices and combines them into a series of matrices that can help guide park and outdoor recreation management. The book then uses a series of case studies drawn from the U.S. National Park System that illustrate a range of successful management approaches that can be applied globally. The book concludes with a series of principles for managing parks and outdoor recreation.
Graduate and undergraduate students in outdoor recreation and park management practitioners.
Introduction Part 1 - Managing Outdoor Recreation1. Parks and Outdoor Recreation2. Impacts of Outdoor Recreation3. Outdoor Recreation Management Practices4. Evaluating Outdoor Recreation Management Practices5. Applying Outdoor Recreation Management PracticesPart 2 - Case Studies in the National Parks6. Treading Lightly on Acadia7. Building a Better Campsite Along the Appalachian Trail8. How Many Visitors is Too Many at Arches? 9. Protecting Biscayne's Underwater Treasures10. Turning Off the Lights at Chaco11. Busing Among the Grizzlies at Denali 12. Winning the Lottery on the Colorado River13. The Sounds of Silence in Muir Woods14. Stewarding America's Antiquities at Mesa Verde15. What Goes Up Mt. Whitney Must Come Down16. Preventing the Petrified Forest from Disappearing17. Bear Etiquette in Katmai18. Don't Pick Up Aquatic Hitchhikers in Voyageurs 19. A Mountain with Handrails in Yosemite20. Doing the Zion Shuttle21. The Buzz from Above at Grand Canyon22. Managing Monuments and Memorials at the National Mall23. The Winter Wonderland of Yellowstone24. "Alternative Transportation" at Grand Teton25. "No Bad Trip in Glacier" Part 3 - Conclusions 26. Lessons Learned Appendix A1 - Management Practices for Limiting Use Appendix A2 - Management Practices for Increasing SupplyAppendix A3 - Management Practices for Reducing the Impact of UseAppendix A4 - Management Practices for Hardening Resources and the Visitor ExperienceAppendix B - An Interactive Management Tool
Anderson is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. As a member of the university's Park Studies Laboratory, she conducts research that addresses planning and management of outdoor recreation in parks, wilderness, and related areas. She has been fortunate to visit many units of the U.S. national park system and has conducted field research in Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, and Glacier National Parks. Laura is an author of several research papers, has served as a reviewer for a number of academic journals, and is an Associate Editor for Leisure Sciences. She is a graduate of Wittenberg University (B.A.), the Ohio State University (M.S.), and University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Ph.D.).
Manning is a Professor in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program at the University of Vermont where he is also Director of the university's Park Studies Laboratory. He teaches and conducts research on the history, philosophy and management of parks, wilderness and related areas. He has conducted a long-term program of research for the US National Park Service and other park and outdoor recreation agencies, and has spent four year-long sabbatical leaves with the National Park Service. He is the author of over a hundred journal articles and several books, including 'Studies in Outdoor Recreation: Search and Research for Satisfaction (Third Edition)' (Oregon State University Press), 'Parks and People: Managing Outdoor Recreation at Acadia National Park' (University Press of New England), and 'Parks and Carrying Capacity: Commons without Tragedy' (Island Press). He has received a number of awards, including being named a University Scholar (University of Vermont), the Social Science Achievement Award (George Wright Society), the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Research (National Recreation and Park Association), the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award (University of Vermont), the Louis F. Twardzik Outstanding Alumni Award (Michigan State University) and the National Literary Award (National Recreation and Park Association).
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