Forest Recreation

Forest Recreation

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Forest Recreation focuses on the increasing consideration of forests as destination for recreation. The book aims to put together the findings of researchers on the issues and problems that confront forest recreation administrators and the demands of the public. The selection also offers guidance to forest land managers with respect to the basic requirements of forest recreation as well as in planning. The book starts by defining outdoor recreation, including history and the factors affecting this type of recreation. The text then gives information on the number of forest recreation areas and the distribution of these areas, as well as the underlying legislation covering outdoor recreation. Forest recreation planning is noted, which includes a discussion of a state-wide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan. The book also discusses site selection and the development of recreation areas. Classification of areas in forests is also described, which includes picnic grounds, camping sites, and trails. Sanitation in forest recreation areas is also discussed. The text can best serve the interest of forest land managers, forest technicians, foresters, park technicians, and private landowners who are responsible in planning, developing, and administering forest recreation places.Campers who intend to stay in a camping area for a long period of time give a predictable income to a private campground. ... permit program to encourage private capital in the development of resorts, campgrounds, marinas, and other recreational uses of the national forest system. ... Garbage collection, laundry facilities, hot water, and hot showers are provided. ... Extensive scenic attractions, good fishing, or boating are some things that will help to make a long-term camp a success.

Title:Forest Recreation
Author:Robert W. Douglass
Publisher:Elsevier - 2013-10-22


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