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Title: Recreation use allocation: Alternative approaches for the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex

Author: Cable, Suzanne; Watson, Alan E.;

Date: 1998

Source: Res. Note. RMRS-RN-1. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 7 p.

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: The allocation of recreation use is a task that has challenged wilderness managers throughout the National Wilderness Preservation System for nearly two decades. This note reviews and evaluates approaches for allocating wilderness recreation use between commercially outfitted, institutionally outfitted, and nonoutfitted visitors to wildlands. Of the 17 identified approaches to allocation, 11 of those are sufficiently defined to allow a comparative evaluation to determine how these approaches are able to address eight wilderness recreation allocation goals. The analysis results in a relative ranking of alternatives from most suitable to least suitable for addressing the stated goals. Although this evaluation was conducted specifically for one area (the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex in Montana), the methods reviewed and results obtained are likely to be applicable to other wildernesses and wildland recreation areas with some site-specific modifications.

Keywords: institutional outfitting, wilderness outfitting, recreation policy, wildlands management

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Cable, Suzanne; Watson, Alan E. 1998. Recreation use allocation: Alternative approaches for the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Res. Note. RMRS-RN-1. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 7 p.

 


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