Tradeoffs among resource, social, and managerial conditions on mountain summits of the Northern Forest

Carena J. van Riper, Robert E. Manning, Christopher A. Monz, Kelly A. Goonan

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Abstract

This research examined the relative importance of indicators and standards of quality at three mountain summits in the Northern Forest. The three summits ranged from low to high levels of use, development, and management. Computer-generated photographs were used to present a range of resource, social, and managerial conditions in a stated choice survey. Results suggest that visitors prefer minimal resource impact, few other people, and low intensity management. However, when faced with tradeoffs, respondents accept more intensive management to help ensure resource protection. Findings also suggest that a range of recreation opportunities should be provided at mountain summits in the Northern Forest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-249
Number of pages22
JournalLeisure Sciences
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Indicators and standards of quality
  • Mountain summits
  • Out door recreation
  • Stated choice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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