Wilderness management and use in and for Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
AuthorSmith, Charles Walter, 1951-
AdvisorSaarinen, Thomas F.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study examines the wilderness use in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. A tabulation of the Backcountry Use Permits reveals the usage of different parts of the monument wilderness. Along with a discussion of the National Park Service Visitor Survey, the tabulation explains the visitor usage in terms of desirable and undesirable recreational features. A review of other Federal Agencies' Wilderness Management Plans and Proposals provides an overview of problems, deficiencies, and operational management strategies of Wilderness Management. Finally, a series of recommendations are offered to assist Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in the development of a workable Wilderness Management Plan and to help the visitor understand the effects of the recreational visit on the fragile desert environment.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Geography and Regional Development