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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, ...
Application of airborne LiDAR and GIS in modeling trail erosion along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire, USA
Recreational activities can negatively affect protected area landscapes and resources and soil erosion is frequently cited as the most significant long-term impact to recreational trails. This study applied extensive ...
The influence of layout on Appalachian Trail soil loss, widening, and muddiness: Implications for sustainable trail design and management
This research investigates the influence of layout and design on the severity of trail degradation. Previous trail studies have been restricted by relatively small study areas which provide a limited range of environmental ...
Effectiveness of a confinement strategy for reducing campsite impacts in Shenandoah National Park
(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 ...