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This fully updated second edition presents a conceptual framework of outdoor recreation management in the form of a series of management matrices. It then illustrates this framework through new and updated case studies in the US national parks, and concludes with the principles of outdoor recreation management.
Written by an author team with extensive academic and practical experience in the field of outdoor recreation, Managing Outdoor Recreation:
- Develops and presents a matrix-based framework of strategies and practices for managing outdoor recreation in a sustainable way.
- Illustrates application of best management practices through a series of case studies in diverse national parks.
- Includes lecture slides and online matrices to aid the teaching of outdoor recreation management to a new generation.
Managing Outdoor Recreation, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate students of parks, outdoor recreation and related subjects, as well as a helpful tool for practitioners.
PART I: MANAGING OUTDOOR RECREATION
1: Parks and Outdoor Recreation
2: Impacts of Outdoor Recreation
3: Outdoor Recreation Management Practices
4: Evaluating Outdoor Recreation Management Practices
5: Applying Outdoor Recreation Management Practices
PART II: CASE STUDIES IN THE NATIONAL PARKS
6: Treading Lightly on Acadia
7: Building a Better Campsite Along the Appalachian Trail
8: Let There Be Light in Great Smoky Mountains
9: How Many Visitors is Too Many at Arches?
10: Protecting Biscayne’s Underwater Treasures
11: Saving Bats at Mammoth Cave
12: Turning Off the Lights at Chaco
13: Busing Among the Grizzlies at Denali
14: Winning the Lottery on the Colorado River
15: The Ice Caves are Open, The Ice Caves are Open
16: The Sounds of Silence in Muir Woods
17: Stewarding America’s Antiquities at Mesa Verde
18: What Goes Up Mt Whitney Must Come Down
19: Preventing the Petrified Forest from Disappearing
20: Containing Contaminants at Carlsbad Caverns
21: Bear Etiquette in Katmai
22: Don’t Pick Up Aquatic Hitchhikers in Voyageurs
23: A Mountain with Handrails at Yosemite
24: Doing the Zion Shuttle
25: The Buzz from Above at Grand Canyon
26: Managing Monuments and Memorials at the National Mall
27: Climbing Towards Common Ground at Devils Tower
28: The Winter Wonderland of Yellowstone
29: Alternative Transportation at Grand Teton
30: No Bad Trip in Glacier
PART III: CONCLUSIONS
31: Lessons Learned
Appendix A: Management practices
Appendix B: Teaching and management tools