An analysis of the motor-row conversion issue of Colorado River float trips.

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Title:
An analysis of the motor-row conversion issue of Colorado River float trips.
Author:
Larson, Douglas K.
Issue Date:
1974
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
River float trips on the Colorado River through Marble and Grand Canyons increased dramatically within the last ten years such that the National Park Service has determined to reduce numbers of river trip participants and require all motorized trips to convert to oar-powered trips by 1977. These policies have become major management concerns that are identified as the "motor-row issue." This study examines the "motor-row issue" which consists of four major subissues: (1) limitation of use, (2) perception of a wilderness experience, (3) user agreement with conversion, and (4) user preference for type of trip. Data were collected with self-administered questionnaires distributed at one pre-trip and four post-trip sites. Results of the study indicate there is not a definitive position of the user population regarding conversion. For example, a strong majority of respondents perceive a wilderness experience, agree that numbers of people should be limited, and are highly satisfied; users are divided in their agreement with conversion policies and preference for type of trip. These results will yield definitive conclusions regarding conversion when the National Park Service defines the "desired" populations of participants through management goals and objectives.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Rivers -- Recreational use.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Watershed Management; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Brickler, Stanley K.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the motor-row conversion issue of Colorado River float trips.en_US
dc.creatorLarson, Douglas K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLarson, Douglas K.en_US
dc.date.issued1974en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractRiver float trips on the Colorado River through Marble and Grand Canyons increased dramatically within the last ten years such that the National Park Service has determined to reduce numbers of river trip participants and require all motorized trips to convert to oar-powered trips by 1977. These policies have become major management concerns that are identified as the "motor-row issue." This study examines the "motor-row issue" which consists of four major subissues: (1) limitation of use, (2) perception of a wilderness experience, (3) user agreement with conversion, and (4) user preference for type of trip. Data were collected with self-administered questionnaires distributed at one pre-trip and four post-trip sites. Results of the study indicate there is not a definitive position of the user population regarding conversion. For example, a strong majority of respondents perceive a wilderness experience, agree that numbers of people should be limited, and are highly satisfied; users are divided in their agreement with conversion policies and preference for type of trip. These results will yield definitive conclusions regarding conversion when the National Park Service defines the "desired" populations of participants through management goals and objectives.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRivers -- Recreational use.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWatershed Managementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBrickler, Stanley K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKing, David A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSaarinen, Thomas F.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc225865208en_US
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