Fixed itinerary systems in backcountry management

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Fixed itinerary systems have been implemented in some backcountry areas to ration use and control its distribution. This study examines the effectiveness of four types of itinerary systems which are distinguished in terms of the degree of specificity of camping location and the intensity of enforcement. The compliance rate of permit itineraries between the four types of systems ranged from 40 to 77%. Variables influencing the rate of compliance included user satisfaction with sanitary facilities and previous situation hiking experience. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-171
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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