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Trail deterioration as an indicator of trail use in an urban forest recreation area

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Year Published

1980

Publication

Research Note NE-292. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

Abstract

The average width of a trail was used to predict trail use in an urban forest recreation area. Results show that width indicates use only very generally at best. Consequently, simply inspecting the physical condition of a trail may lead to erroneous conclusions about its use. Managers requiring more than a simple light use/heavy use classification should adopt more elaborate schemes to determine use levels.

Citation

More, Thomas A. 1980. Trail deterioration as an indicator of trail use in an urban forest recreation area. Research Note NE-292. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NE-RN-292.

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