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Two Concepts for Guiding Recreation Management Decisions

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Abstract:

This report suggests some concepts and patterns of thinking which may aid the resource manager in accomplishing his recreation management goals of public service and resource protection. It suggests that by considering the collective aspects of recreation behavior, such as activity aggregations, the manager may plan to enhance variation in recreational opportunities. Also, it suggests that consideration of the recreationists' definition of the resource system may enhance user satisfaction and lessen managerial problems. Data collected in the first phase of an exploratory study are used to illustrate the significance of these two issues.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Sociologist, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Portland, Ore

Publication date: October 1, 1964

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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