Backcountry Recreation Management
in Protected Areas
[Prepared by Jeff Juthans, REM Graduate Student]
- Wilderness on the World Wide Web
This site is an extensive gateway site that offers many international
links that relate to wilderness. The primary categories include:
wilderness concepts, areas, management, policy, education and
- Natural Resources Research Information Pages
This gateway site offers comprehensive sections of web links on
outdoor recreation research and another on related resource links.
The site also offers general literature references, on-line resources,
archives/databases, and related web sites of environmental NGO's,
academic programs and periodicals.
- The National Park Services web site http://www.nps.gov/
provides a wealth of National Park Service information. The Planing
Projects Library section http://www.nps.gov/planning/planlib.htm
of ParkNet contains completed planning projects. The Natural Resource
Publications section http://aqsun.aqd.nps.gov/pubs/nrpntis.htm
of the website contains a list of publications from the NPS Technical
- The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute: Publications
has an extensive publications list pertaining to wilderness management
related topics. The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute
provides a list of publications that relate to backcountry visitor
management in protected areas.
- The U.S.D.A. Forest Service: Resource Valuation and Use
Research web site http://www.fs.fed.us/research/rvur/recreation/outdoor.htm
lists ongoing (Forest Service supported) outdoor recreation, cultural
heritage, social science and wilderness research projects. Research
projects are summarized and contact names and numbers are given.
- The web site of the Canadian Heritage - Parks Canada
offers information relating to the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum
(ROS) planning model and its application to two wildernesses type