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Wilderness campsite conditions under an unregulated camping policy: an eastern example

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Abstract

This study identified and assessed 110 campsites in seven designated wilderness areas in the Jefferson National Forest of Virginia. The campsites were unevenly distributed within each wilderness, concentrating along trail corridors and near popular destination areas. With a few exceptions, most campsites surveyed were in good condition. The findings indicate that management actions should be directed at reducing both the number of campsites and the problems associated with campsite expansion. The Forest?s unregulated camping policy could be focused through educational programs to encourage dispersed camping or camping containment to further reduce social and resource impacts.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Wilderness campsite conditions under an unregulated camping policy: an eastern example
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Publisher location:
Ogden, UT
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
148
Last page:
152