Priorities for River Recreation Management in the Southern Appalachians

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Research findings are presented on the river management preferences of a sample of Virginia canoeists. Results from a second study indicate how public resource managers in the Southern Appalachians rank the seriousness of social conflict associated with river recreation in the region. Comparisons of these data are made with a national survey and managerial assessments from the East and West. We conclude that in the Southern Appalachian region primary attention should be directed toward improving access and recreationist-landowner relations and controlling environmental degradation and development. Crowding is generally not considered an important problem and widespread application of use limitations is not now appropriate.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Computer Specialist, USDI National Park Service, Washington, D. C.

Publication date: November 1, 1983

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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