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Exploring visitor acceptability for hardening trails to sustain visitation and minimize impacts

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Exploring visitor acceptability for hardening trails to sustain visitation and minimize impacts; 2008; Article; Journal; Journal of Sustainable Tourism; Cahill, K.L.; Marion, J. L.; Lawson, S.R.

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Protected natural area managers are challenged to provide high quality recreation opportunities and ensure the protection of resources from impacts associated with visitation. Development of visitor use facilities and application of site hardening practices are commonly applied tools for achieving these competing management objectives. This study applies stated choice analysis to examine visitor opinions on acceptability when they are asked to make tradeoffs among competing social, resource and management attributes in backcountry and frontcountry settings of Acadia National Park. This study demonstrates that asking visitors about recreation setting attributes uni-dimensionally, a common approach, can yield less informative responses. [...]

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