Guidelines for understanding and determining optimum recreation carrying capacity.

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Guidelines for understanding and determining optimum recreation carrying capacity. Washington: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, (OCoLC) Get this from a library. Guidelines for understanding and determining optimum recreation carrying capacity: prepared for U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, contract BOR # [Urban Research & Development Corporation.; United States.

Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.]. At a Glance A classic approach to determining optimum levels of recreation use has been the development of “recreational carrying capacities.” The U.S.

Department of the Interior (DOI) (under which the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Fish and Wildlife Service operate) took the lead in this task. Guidelines for understanding and determining optimum recreation carrying capacity: prepared for U.S.

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, contract BOR # Responsibility prepared by Urban Research Corporation, Bethlehem, : Urban Research & Development Corporation.

OPTIMUM CARRYING CAPACITY FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION ACTIVITIES WATER-BASED ACTIVITIES Area People/Unit Turnover Recreation Activity Required Water/Land Base Requirements of Facility Rate Swimming min.

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1/8 acre of land/ sq. of 2/day swimmer water and sq. of beach/ swimmerFile Size: 98KB. portation as a tool to help manage visitor use and the carrying capacity of Yosemite. Toward this end, the study seeks a systematic understanding of the relationships between visitor use and experiential quality at recreation sites and how these relationships depend on trans-portation systems as key origins for visitor use.

A RecNotes article stated that "[t]he main purpose of the total carrying capacity research effort is to develop a methodology for determining carrying capacity for Corps project area activities and situations, to identify and evaluate design and management techniques, to influence carrying capacity, and to prepare a user manual offering.

A procedure for assessing recreational carrying capacity of coastal resort areas. Landscape Urban Plann., Increased recreational pressure in coastal areas adjacent to resort towns has in many areas resulted in degradation of the resource and a reduction in the quality of the recreation by: Bureau of Outdoor Recreation: Guidelines for understanding and determining optimum recreation carrying capacity: prepared for U.S.

Department of the Guidelines for understanding and determining optimum recreation carrying capacity. book, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, contract BOR # / (Washington: U.S.

Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, ), also by Urban Research & Development Corporation. Tourism carrying capacity is a now antiquated approach to managing visitors in protected areas and national parks which evolved out of the fields of range, habitat and wildlife management.

In these fields, managers attempted to determine the largest population of a particular species that could be supported by a habitat over a long period of time. The human global carrying capacity. What do you believe is the earth's optimum carrying capacity for humans is today.

Due to global warming, what do you believe the earth's optimum carrying capacity for humans will be today in one hundred years. Carrying Capacity The maximum number of individuals of a population that can be maintained indefinitely by the environmental goods and services of a given area of the environment without depleting the environment's ability to produce those resources or generate those services.

Recreation Carrying Capacity Estimates for Protected Areas: A Study of Termessos National Park Article (PDF Available) in Ekoloji 20(78) May. Carrying capacity has obvious parallels and intuitive appeal in the field of parks and outdoor recreation. However, the first rigorous applications of carrying capacity to outdoor recreation did not occur until the s.

These initial scientific applications of carrying capacity suggested the concept was more complex in this new management. Carrying Capacity in Recreation Settings applies research to management by using hard data to solve real problems. The authors note the shortcomings of previous attempts to solve the problem of carrying capacity, and give details of their own method of doing so, illustrated with real-life applications in diverse recreation settings.

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Carrying Capacity in Recreation Management The use an area can tolerate without unacceptable change (Hendee, et al. ) Types Physical - Biological Social - Psychological Physical - Biological Describe the amount and kind of use an ecosystem can sustain Without undue evidence of unnatural impact Social - Psychological Dimension Levels and concentrations of.

Methods to Determine Carrying Capacity. Determining carrying capacity and setting stocking rates are some of the most challenging procedures connected with effective rangeland management. In fact, there are methods of sampling vegetation attributes and utilization that are both rapid and simple to use, and provide accurate and precise results.

At best, the methods provide initial. environmental problems, etc) of case studies (either sites where Tourism Carrying Capacity could be appropriate as a tool for managing pressures from tourism development or sites where TCC has been already implemented) and detailed description of them.

Formulate policy guidelines for implementing Carrying Capacity. A Methodology used A.2 File Size: KB. The thesis that the notion of carrying capacity is simplistic and only of specific, and never general, value as a model for recreational planning is examined in this paper. A few recent definitions will serve to illustrate the width of opinion as to the meaning of carrying capacity: Carrying capacity is synonymous with 'ecological capacity'.

CARRYING CAPACITY An MPA manager often wants to know how much use the MPA can withstand. The optimum number of visitors or of any particular activity within an area (i.e. how much is possible before damage occurs or the visitors’ enjoyment is substantially decreased) is known as ‘carrying capacity’.

Ohh, this topic was in my old biology book. And if you were looking for a number, I can't say. Some scientists were arguing that humans are well over the carrying capacity, but others were saying that the globe still has the potential to carry/handle even more people.

It's so complex, perhaps because this is a very subjective question. of carrying capacity is one approach that has been used extensively for addressing these types of impacts associated with recreation (see Manning, ; Shelby & Heberlein, for reviews).

There are three main types of recreation carrying capacities (Shelby & Heber-lein, ). Ecological Economics 39 () – METHODS Modeling carrying capacity for national parks Tony Prato * Department of Agricultural Economics, Center for Agricultural, Resource and En ironmental Systems, Uni ersity of Missouri-Columbia, Mumford Hall, Columbia, MOUSA Received 23 May ; received in revised form 4 September ; accepted 4.

Impact Factor. Carrying Capacity: a “measurement” (actual or estimated) of how much forage a unit or piece of ground is able to produce on an average year.

The carrying capacity is the maximum stocking rate possible that is consistent with maintaining or improving forage and other vegetation and related resources.

carrying capacity components (physical-ecological, socio-demographic, political-economic). The analysis was based on the review of theory and of case studies, several of which are presented in this Report.

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Furthermore measures for implementing carrying capacity assessment for the different type of destinations are presented. In additionFile Size: KB. Carrying capacity, environmentally speaking, refers to the size of a population that can live indefinitely in an environment without doing that environment any harm.

Once a carrying capacity is determined, it can be used as a helpful tool to make important decisions, but calculating carrying capacity is more complex than one might Size: KB.

recreation carrying capacity for each recreation place were assessed. This process is described in detail below. Existing Conditions To determine existing conditions and calculate recreation carrying capacity for this analysis both the ROS1 and recreation place2 databases were reviewed and updated in the Geographic Information System (GIS).File Size: 3MB.

Moreover, Munar () outlined that the carrying capacity provides the optimum level upon which resources can deteriorate or damage, by using a mathematical formula that determines the adequate tourists’ numbers, and according to McNeely and Thorsell () carrying capacity is the maximum level of visitor use that an area can accommodate.

Carrying capacity is a concept that has been widely applied in tourism and recreation studies since the s, although some authors trace its emergence to as Author: James Kennell.

Carrying capacity is determined by limiting factors. Carrying capacity is determined by limiting factors which affect the amount of resources available. Limiting factors may include water, space, nutrients, minerals, light, etc. If we're discussing carrying capacity in the context of a species, the number of available mates, predation, disease, or competition with .THE CARRYING CAPACITY CONCEPT Few to~ics in recreation management are discussed is widely or as loudly U as carrying capacity.

The term is a perfect, example of conventional wisdom: everyone talks about managing our recreation iesources within their carrying capacity; but when you get to specifics-how many.what kinds, when.The carrying capacity of an area can vary depending on the management objectives. An acre of city park can accommodate more people than an acre of wilderness.

Secondly, much of the adverse impact of recreational use is not the result of too much use, but rather the kind of use, the behaviour of visitors, and the timing and distribution of use.