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Title: Area-specific recreation use estimation using the national visitor use monitoring program data.

Author: White, Eric M.; Zarnoch, Stanley J.; English, Donald B.K.

Date: 2007

Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-557. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 26 p

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: Estimates of national forest recreation use are available at the national, regional, and forest levels via the USDA Forest Service National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) program. In some resource planning and management applications, analysts desire recreation use estimates for subforest areas within an individual national forest or for subforest areas that combine portions of several national forests. In this research note we have detailed two approaches whereby the NVUM sampling data may be used to estimate recreation use for a subforest area within a single national forest or for a subforest area combining portions of more than one national forest. The approaches differ in their data requirements, complexity, and assumptions. In the “new forest” approach, recreation use is estimated by using NVUM data obtained only from NVUM interview sites within the area of interest. In the “all-forest information” approach, recreation use is estimated by using sample data gathered on all portions of the national forest(s) that contain the area of interest.

Keywords: Recreation visits, National Visitor Use Monitoring program, recreation use estimation, recreation area

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White, Eric M.; Zarnoch, Stanley J.; English, Donald B.K. 2007. Area-specific recreation use estimation using the national visitor use monitoring program data. Res. Note PNW-RN-557. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 26 p

 


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