Formal and informal trail monitoring protocols and baseline conditions: Great Falls Park and Potomac Gorge. Final research report

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Abstract

This report presents the results of research on the conditions of formal and informal (visitorcreated) trails conducted within the Great Falls Park (GFP) portion of George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP), Virginia, and the adjacent Maryland portions of the C&O Canal National Historical Park (CHOH). This research was prompted primarily by concerns about the impact of extensive informal trail networks within both parks on native vegetation and rare plant communities, rare flora and fauna, and historic and archaeological resources. Resource conditions on formal park trails were also assessed to provide information supporting the development of park planning and management decision-making.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Report
Title Formal and informal trail monitoring protocols and baseline conditions: Great Falls Park and Potomac Gorge. Final research report
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources & Environment, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation
Publisher location Blacksburg, Virginia
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description vii, 114 p.
Country UNITED STATES