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Title: Recreation use on federal lands in southern Nevada [Chapter 10]

Author: McSweeney, Alice M.;

Date: 2013

Source: In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-303. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 185-199.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Providing for appropriate, diverse, and high quality recreational use of southern Nevada’s lands and ensuring responsible visitor use is an ongoing challenge for the Federal agencies that manage the majority of the area (fig. 1.1). Over 87 percent (61,548,000 acres out of Nevada’s 70,275,000) of Nevada’s lands are administered by the Federal government, which is the highest percentage in the nation (DeLoney 2004). Some of the largest values are for the counties of southern Nevada. The amount of Federal land in Clark, Lincoln, and Nye Counties estimated from the Nevada State Library and Archives in 2000 was 89.4 percent; 98.2 percent; and 92.4 percent respectively (http://nsla.nv.gov/). This chapter addresses Sub-goal 2.4 in the SNAP Science Research Strategy which focuses on recreation use on Federal lands in southern Nevada (table 1.3; Turner and others 2009). The demands for various types of recreational opportunities are discussed and the ways in which Federal agencies can provide quality recreational experiences without compromising resources are explored. Also discussed are current visitor use patterns and services provided by the designated recreation areas in southern Nevada.

Keywords: Mojave, Great Basin, anthropogenic disturbance, climate change, invasive species, altered fire regimes, water resources, species of conservation concern, restoration, heritage resources, recreation, ecosystem resilience, science-based management

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McSweeney, Alice M. 2013. Recreation use on federal lands in southern Nevada [Chapter 10]. In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-303. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 185-199.

 


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