Forest Recreation

Forest Recreation

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Forest Recreation focuses on the increasing consideration of forests as destination for recreation. The book aims to put together the findings of researchers on the issues and problems that confront forest recreation administrators and the demands of the public. The selection also offers guidance to forest land managers with respect to the basic requirements of forest recreation as well as in planning. The book starts by defining outdoor recreation, including history and the factors affecting this type of recreation. The text then gives information on the number of forest recreation areas and the distribution of these areas, as well as the underlying legislation covering outdoor recreation. Forest recreation planning is noted, which includes a discussion of a state-wide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan. The book also discusses site selection and the development of recreation areas. Classification of areas in forests is also described, which includes picnic grounds, camping sites, and trails. Sanitation in forest recreation areas is also discussed. The text can best serve the interest of forest land managers, forest technicians, foresters, park technicians, and private landowners who are responsible in planning, developing, and administering forest recreation places.... HISTORY Outdoor recreation has a complexity of meanings and includes a variety of disciplines such as landscape architecture, forestry, ecology, physical education, conservation, and civil engineering. ... The man who works long, hard days in a foundry or a coal mine may consider the working of crossword puzzles or the reading of short magazine articles the answer to his daily recreation needs.

Title:Forest Recreation
Author: Robert W. Douglass
Publisher:Elsevier - 2013-10-22

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