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(Cambridge University Press, 2004-12)The expansion and proliferation of backcountry campsites is a persistent problem in many parks and protected areas. Shenandoah National Park (SNP) has one of the highest backcountry overnight use densities in the USA ...
Identifying and assessing ecotourism visitor impacts at eight protected areas in Costa Rica and Belize (Cambridge University Press, 2001-09)Protected area visitation is an important component of ecotourism, and as such, must be sustainable. However, protected area visitation may degrade natural resources, particularly in areas of concentrated visitor activities ...
Assessing trail conditions in protected areas: application of a problem-assessment method in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA (Cambridge University Press, 1999-12)The degradation of trail resources associated with expanding recreation and tourism visitation is a growing management problem in protected areas worldwide. In order to make judicious trail and visitor management decisions, ...