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Communications to Disperse Wilderness Campers

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In the Shining Rock Wilderness, North Carolina, distributing a brochure from leaflet boxes located at major trailheads and distributing it through personal contact inside the wilderness were effective in moving campers from a congested area to lightly used sites. Overall, the two communication channels differed little in their effectiveness, but variability of visitor response was much greater with the brochure and personal-contact method.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Formerly a Graduate Research Assistant, VPI&SU, Blacksburg is a Research Technician at the Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Clemson, South Carolina

Publication date: May 1, 1981

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