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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 presents a series of 25...

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Chapter 8 (Page no: 62)

Let there be light in Great Smoky Mountains.

A wondrous display of synchronous fireflies at Great Smoky Mountains National Park draws many visitors to the park each spring. However, the small viewing area and limited number of days over which this natural event takes place challenges the National Park Service to prevent associated resource impacts caused by cars parking along the margins of the park road (Impacts to soil; Impacts to vegetation) and potential impacts to firefly habitat and behavior (Impacts to wildlife). Given the demand to see this natural event, there is also great potential for too many people at the event, diminishing the quality of the visitor experience (Crowding). The National Park Service has responded to these potential problems through two basic strategies: Limiting visitor use and Reducing the impact of use. For example, a required permit and associated lottery system have been initiated (Rationing/Allocation), visitors must ride a shuttle bus to the viewing area to reduce the impacts of parking (Rules/Regulations; Facility development/Site design/Maintenance), visitors may not catch fireflies (Rules/Regulations), and visitors have been asked to restrain their use of flashlights (Information/Education).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Parks and outdoor recreation. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Impacts of outdoor recreation. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 18) Outdoor recreation management practices. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 25) Evaluating outdoor recreation management practices. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 45) Applying outdoor recreation management. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 55) Treading lightly on Acadia. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 59) Building a better campsite along the Appalachian Trail. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 66) How many visitors is too many at Arches? Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 71) Protecting Biscayne's underwater treasures. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 75) Saving bats at Mammoth Cave. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 79) Turning off the lights at Chaco. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 82) Busing among the grizzlies at Denali. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 86) Winning the lottery on the Colorado River. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 91) The ice caves are open, the ice caves are open. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 95) The sounds of silence in Muir Woods. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 99) Stewarding America's antiquities at Mesa Verde. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 103) What goes up Mt. Whitney must come down. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 106) Preventing the Petrified Forest from disappearing. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 110) Containing contaminants at Carlsbad Caverns. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 114) Bear etiquette in Katmai. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 118) Don't pick up aquatic hitchhikers in Voyageurs. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 122) A mountain with handrails at Yosemite. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 127) Doing the Zion shuttle. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 130) The buzz from above at Grand Canyon. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 134) Managing monuments and memorials at the National Mall. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 138) Climbing towards common ground at Devils Tower. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 142) The winter wonderland of Yellowstone. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 146) Alternative transportation at Grand Teton. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 150) No bad trip in Glacier. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 157) Lessons learned. Author(s): Manning, R. E. Anderson, L. E. Pettengill, P. R.