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Managing outdoor recreation: case studies in the National Parks.

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This book addresses the issue of managing outdoor recreation to protect park resources and the quality of the visitor experience. The book is organized into three parts. Part I comprises five chapters that draw on the scientific and professional literature in parks and outdoor recreation to develop a systematic and creative approach to outdoor recreation management. Part II of the book presents a ...

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Chapter 24 (Page no: 146)

"Alternative transportation" at Grand Teton.

Roads in Grand Teton National Park were designed to accommodate visitors in automobiles, and most visitors travel through the park in this way. But with narrow or nonexistent shoulders, roads present a challenge for those wishing to travel through the park in other ways (Conflict). To increase opportunities for non-motorized travel - and to reduce impacts associated with vehicle traffic (road and parking lot congestion, trampled vegetation, compacted soils, air pollution) (Impacts to roads; Crowding; Impacts to vegetation; Impacts to soil; Impacts to air) - the park constructed an 8-mile multi-use pathway for pedestrians, bicyclists, and skaters (Facility development/Site design/Maintenance). The pathway provides visitors with an alternative route to the popular South Jenny Lake area, and bicycle racks are provided along the path and at attraction sites (Facility development/Site design/Maintenance). A number of rules and regulations are communicated to help ensure the safety of visitors and to reduce the impacts of multi-use path users on wildlife (Rules/Regulations; Information/Education; Impacts to wildlife). This mix of management practices uses three of the four basic management strategies: Increasing the supply of opportunities, Reducing the impact of use, and Hardening the resource/experience. Adaptive management will guide the future development of an extended network of multi-use paths in the park.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Parks and outdoor recreation. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) Impacts of outdoor recreation. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 20) Outdoor recreation management practices. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 28) Evaluating outdoor recreation management practices. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 49) Applying outdoor recreation management practices. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) Treading lightly on Acadia. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 67) Building a better campsite along the Appalachian Trail. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 71) How many visitors is too many at Arches? Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 76) Protecting Biscayne's underwater treasures. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 81) Turning off the lights at Chaco. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 85) Busing among the grizzlies at Denali. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 90) Winning the lottery on the Colorado River. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 95) The sounds of silence in Muir Woods. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 99) Stewarding America's antiquities at Mesa Verde. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 103) What goes up Mt Whitney must come down. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 107) Preventing the Petrified Forest from disappearing. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 112) Bear Etiquette in Katmai. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 117) Don't pick up aquatic hitchhikers in Voyageurs. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 122) A mountain with handrails at Yosemite. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 128) Doing the Zion shuttle. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 132) The buzz from above at Grand Canyon. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 136) Managing monuments and memorials at the National Mall. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 141) The winter wonderland of Yellowstone. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 150) "No bad trip in Glacier". Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 157) Lessons learned. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E.