Managing Recreational Impacts on the Northeast Corner of the Lake Fayetteville Nature Trail in Fayetteville, AR

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Organizational Unit

University College, Environmental Policy and Management


Environmental Policy & Mgmt

First Advisor

William Robinson


Lake Fayetteville Trail, Maintenance, Outdoor recreation, Environmental aspects, Arkansas, Recreational impacts, Trail management, Trail monitoring, Environmental aspects


Increased population growth of the Northwest Corner of Arkansas is straining the natural resources of the Lake Fayetteville Nature Trail, Fayetteville, AR. Recreational activities conducted on this single track multi-use trail are mountain biking, walking, jogging and wildlife viewing. Impacts evident on the NE section of the trail consist of erosion, vegetation, wildlife and conflict disturbances. Throughout this paper recommendations of management solutions and maintenance ideas are presented. Control of recreation impacts will help the longevity of the trail and maintain the aesthetics for present and future trail users.

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