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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 18 (Page no: 103)

What goes up Mt. Whitney must come down.

As the highest mountain in the "lower 48," Mt. Whitney is a favorite destination for many hikers in the USA and beyond. However, this popularity has led to a number of management problems, including impacts associated with very large numbers of visitors on the trail and summit and improper disposal of human waste (Crowding; Impacts to attraction sites; Impacts to trails; Impacts to soil; Impacts to vegetation). Portions of Mt. Whitney lie in Sequoia National Park and the adjacent Inyo National Forest, and the National Park Service and US Forest Service have cooperated in managing recreational use of the mountain in several important ways. This coordinated program of management is based on the strategies of Limiting use and Reducing the impact of use and includes: 1. designating a Mt. Whitney Zone where special regulations apply (Zoning); 2. requiring a permit for both overnight and day use (Rationing/Allocation); 3. promulgating a special set of regulations that apply to visitors in the Mt. Whitney Zone, including a requirement that visitors remove their solid human waste (Rules/Regulations); 4. a program to inform visitors about special regulations (Information/Education); and 5. enforcement of these regulations (Law enforcement).

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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: 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: 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.