Date of Award
Master of Natural Resources (MNR)
Steven Burr, PhD
Roslynn Brain, PhD
Chris Luecke, PhD
This project presents research into the historic and contemporary use of mountain bikes in restricted use areas on the Tahoe Rim Trail and examines management approaches to increase compliance with existing regulations and advisories. Data from geomagnetic trail counters is utilized to gain insight into where and when such use occurs, while archival and contemporary sources of information are consulted to establish the context of mountain bike use on the trail. The project concludes with specific, actionable recommendations for trail managers, with information regarding likely outcomes and costs included in the analysis.
Binder, Christopher M., "Mountain Bike Use on the Tahoe Rim Trail: An Analysis of Management Practices in Restricted Use Areas" (2017). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 893.
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