Wilderness party size regulations: Implications for management and a decision‐making framework.
Wilderness science in a time of change conference
Arriving at appropriate limits on the size of groups in wilderness remains a difficult and often controversial management challenge. This paper presents a review of the state of knowledge regarding group size from an ecological impact and visitor experience standpoint, a survey of wilderness managers regarding the current status of group size regulations and a proposed management decisionmaking framework for group size.
Monz, C. A., J. Roggenbuck, D. N. Cole, R. Brame, A. Yoder 2000. Wilderness party size regulations: Implications for management and a decision-‐‐making framework. In Cole, D.N., McCool, S. F., Borrie, W. T. and O’Loughlan, J. (comps.) Wilderness science in a time of change conference– Volume 4. Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management. Proceedings RMRS-‐‐P-‐‐15-‐‐Vol-‐‐4. USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station.