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Title: Why Model Recreation Use?

Author: Cole, David N.; Cahill, Kerri; Hof, Marilyn

Date: 2005

Source: In: Cole, David N., comp. 2005. Computer simulation modeling of recreation use: current status, case studies, and future directions. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-143. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-2

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: As the demographics of public land recreational visitors change, planners and managers of public lands face the challenge of protecting resources while providing high quality visitor experiences. Because our political environment demands ever more reliance on scientific data and transparent decisionmaking, planners and managers need better tools to help them understand current visitor use, analyze potential alternatives for future use, and communicate the implications of various alternative decisions in ways that are meaningful to the public.

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Keywords: computer simulation, park planning, recreation management, simulation modeling, visitor use, high quality visitor experiences

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Cole, David N.; Cahill, Kerri; Hof, Marilyn 2005. Why Model Recreation Use?. In: Cole, David N., comp. 2005. Computer simulation modeling of recreation use: current status, case studies, and future directions. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-143. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-2

 


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