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Using GIS to Integrate Information on Forest Recreation

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Managers of forested areas must contend with many issues. The integration and analysis of recreational use patterns through a geographic information system (GIS) may assist management efforts. With the spatial component provided by GIS, managers can identify heavily used areas, allocate resources where they are most needed, and take steps to minimize conflicts among users. Although the examples in this study were drawn from McDonald Forest in Oregon, managers of other forests could use similar methods to conduct GIS analyses in their own jurisdictions.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Forest Resources, Room 213, Peavy Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

Publication date: January 1, 1999

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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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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