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Deterring off-trail hiking in protected natural areas: Evaluating options with surveys and unobtrusive observation: Final report

Final Management Report

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Abstract

This report presents the results of research conducted on the 96-acre Bear Island along the Billy Goat Trail, Section A (BGT) that evaluated visitor motivations for off-trail hiking and the efficacy of four treatments designed to reduce this activity. This research was prompted by concerns about the impact of an extensive informal (visitor-created) trail network on Bear Island, because it provides habitat for more than 50 species of rare, threatened or endangered plant and animal species.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Report
Title:
Deterring off-trail hiking in protected natural areas: Evaluating options with surveys and unobtrusive observation: Final report
Series title:
Final Management Report
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources, Forestry/Recreation Resources Management
Publisher location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Country:
United States