A comparison of visitors who contact the Forest Service with those who do not: A case study in Cave Creek Canyon, Arizona

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Title:
A comparison of visitors who contact the Forest Service with those who do not: A case study in Cave Creek Canyon, Arizona
Author:
Jensen, Mari Nelms, 1953-
Issue Date:
1996
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:
This study investigates characteristics and attitudes of users of Cave Creek Canyon (CCC), a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) recreation site in southeast Arizona, and compares those who contacted the USFS with those who did not. User attitudes and opinions were assessed in 1992 through roadside interviews and a mail survey (278 respondents). Twenty percent of respondents had contacted the USFS regarding CCC management. Contacters and non-contacters do not differ with regard to gender, age, education, or income. A significantly higher proportion of contacters are local residents. Both groups identified a biota-based activity as most important. Contacters visit CCC more frequently and are more likely to pursue nature study or scientific research. For 26 of the 31 attitudes and opinions questions, the majority of contacters agreed with the majority of non-contacters. These results suggest that opinions expressed by the vocal minority may reflect the opinions of the majority of users.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Political Science, General.; Sociology, General.; Recreation.
Degree Name:
M.Sc.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Shaw, William W.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA comparison of visitors who contact the Forest Service with those who do not: A case study in Cave Creek Canyon, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorJensen, Mari Nelms, 1953-en_US
dc.contributor.authorJensen, Mari Nelms, 1953-en_US
dc.date.issued1996en_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.abstractThis study investigates characteristics and attitudes of users of Cave Creek Canyon (CCC), a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) recreation site in southeast Arizona, and compares those who contacted the USFS with those who did not. User attitudes and opinions were assessed in 1992 through roadside interviews and a mail survey (278 respondents). Twenty percent of respondents had contacted the USFS regarding CCC management. Contacters and non-contacters do not differ with regard to gender, age, education, or income. A significantly higher proportion of contacters are local residents. Both groups identified a biota-based activity as most important. Contacters visit CCC more frequently and are more likely to pursue nature study or scientific research. For 26 of the 31 attitudes and opinions questions, the majority of contacters agreed with the majority of non-contacters. These results suggest that opinions expressed by the vocal minority may reflect the opinions of the majority of users.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical Science, General.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, General.en_US
dc.subjectRecreation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.Sc.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShaw, William W.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1382631en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37699428en_US
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