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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 28 (Page no: 142)

The winter wonderland of Yellowstone.

In winter, Yellowstone National Park is a geothermal wonderland of steam, snow, and ice. Visitors on snowmobiles and snowcoaches are afforded remarkable opportunities to experience the park's interior in midwinter, but this type of visitation has not been without controversy. Motorized over-snow vehicles were polluting the park's air (Impacts to air) and soundscape (Impacts to natural quiet), disturbing wildlife (Impacts to wildlife), and threatening the health and safety of other visitors and employees (Conflict). The growing popularity of snowmobiling led to crowded conditions in the fragile winter landscape (Crowding; Impacts to attraction sites; Impacts to trails), and the actions of a few visitors venturing off trails fueled the conflict (Depreciative behavior). Management of winter use in Yellowstone has focused primarily on the strategies of Limiting use and Reducing the impact of use. The park grooms trails for over-snow travel (Facility development/Site design/Maintenance) and has taken several measures to reduce the impacts of motorized snowmobile and snowcoach access, including requiring best available technology for snowmobiles and snowcoaches (Rules/Regulations), setting limits on the number and type of vehicles allowed to enter the park each season (Rationing/Allocation), requiring visitors to travel with guides, establishing curfews, and setting speed limits (Rules/Regulations). A hefty fine is assessed to visitors who travel off designated trails (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: 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: 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.