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Wilderness -- The Life Cycle and Forest Recreational Choice

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The report empirically examines aspects of the belief that wilderness reservations unfairly deprive elderly citizens and young families of recreation opportunities. Evidence is presented that none of the principal forest-related recreation activities represent a "majority vote" of the American people and appear to be unappealing to most elderly citizens. Statistically significant associations were found for the following: combination-camping families represent the early stages of the family life cycle; easy-access-camping families represent middle and postretirement stages; and remote-camping families represent those just beginning their families and those whose grown children are leaving home.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Formerly a Sociologist at the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Dept. Agric., Portland, Ore. and is now a Sociologist in New Zealand

Publication date: 1966-09-01

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