River Recreation Management in Western States: Results of a Recreation Management Survey
Date of Award
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Master of Applied Science
Environmental Policy And Management
boating; rafting; recreation; Recreation -- Management; Recreation areas -- West (U.S.); recreation management; recreation policy; recreation survey; rivers; user fees; whitewater; Wild and scenic rivers -- West (U.S.) -- Recreational use
This Capstone represents a qualitative analysis of survey responses concerning river recreation management policies and techniques in the Western United States. Respondents were asked about management topics including permits and fees, monitoring, enforcement, resource management, recreational experience, and current and future demand for whitewater rafting. Responses with consistent results include those for questions concerning permits for commercial uses, justification of fees, and enforcement, while responses with variation in results were received for questions concerning permits for private uses, agency self-sufficiency, monitoring, and use capacity. Most respondents do not expect a significant increased demand for commercial or private boating in the next five years. Respondents that do expect an increase do not see a need for additional commercial outfitters.
Brashear, Amanda, "River Recreation Management in Western States: Results of a Recreation Management Survey" (2007). University College: Environmental Policy Management Capstones. 188.