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Ecological impacts of wilderness recreation and their management



Ecological impacts of wilderness recreation and their management



Wilderness management: 425-466



The chapter begins with a discussion of the significance of recreational impacts on wilderness areas, its purpose being to bring recreation impacts into perspective with other wilderness management problems. This discussion is followed by a description of important types of recreational impact, those caused by trampling, campfires, construction and maintenance of trails, pack animals, wildlife disturbance, and water pollution and disposal of human waste.

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