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Environmental Management

, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp 425–431 | Cite as

Managing bog environments for recreational experiences

  • William E. Hammitt
Research

Abstract

Bogs are of interest to outdoor recreationists, but little information exists concerning how recreation resource managers might manage these areas to enhance visitor benefits. This study evaluates bog visitor characteristics and experiences, visual preferences, and reasons for visiting. Implications for recreational resource management of bogs include the location and design of boardwalk trails and management of understory vegetation to meet the visual preferences and motives of bog visitors.

Key words

Bog resource management recreation preferences outdoor recreation behavior landscape assessment 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • William E. Hammitt
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  1. 1.Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and FisheriesUniversity of TennesseeKnoxville

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