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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 10 (Page no: 71)

Protecting Biscayne's underwater treasures.

Visitors to Biscayne National Park have the opportunity to explore globally important, biologically diverse underwater habitats. However, when recreational boaters cross though shallow waters, anchor, or become grounded on seagrass meadows or coral reefs, significant resource damage can occur (Impacts to soil; Impacts to vegetation; Impacts to water; Impacts to wildlife). These problems are magnified by the park's high level of visitation (Crowding; Conflict) and the presence of boaters unaccustomed to navigating in shallow waters (Depreciative behavior), with many impacts occurring in certain "hotspot" areas (Impacts to attraction sites). To address these issues, the park maintains markers and mooring buoys (Facility development/Site design/Maintenance), prohibits beaching and anchoring in sensitive areas (Rules/Regulations), educates visitors about responsible boating behaviors (Information/Education), assesses fines to visitors who damage underwater resources (Law enforcement), and works to restore damaged habitats (Facility development/Site design/Maintenance). No-take, slow speed, idle speed, and noncombustible engine zones have been established and expanded to further protect underwater habitats in vulnerable areas (Zoning). These management practices are designed to advance the management strategies of limiting the impact that visitors may have (Reduce the impact of use) and hardening park resources through maintenance and restoration (Harden resource/experience).

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: 8 (Page no: 62) Let there be light in Great Smoky Mountains. 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: 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.