Public attitudes, wildlife, and recreation management in Pusch Ridge Wilderness, Arizona

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Title:
Public attitudes, wildlife, and recreation management in Pusch Ridge Wilderness, Arizona
Author:
Devers, Patrick Kevin
Issue Date:
1999
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:
I present model for incorporating public attitudes in wildlife management involving desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in Pusch Ridge Wilderness (PRW), Arizona. I conducted a mail survey on 4 user-groups including. The Access Fund (TAF), La Reserve Homeowners Association (LRH), Southern Arizona Hiking Club (SAHC), and white-tailed deer hunters (WTH). Support for translocating sheep into PRW ranged from 59%-80%. Support for banning dogs from PRW to reduce stress to bighorn sheep ranged from 49%-79%. A majority (53%-66%) of each user-group, except WTH supported seasonal closures during lambing season to reduce stress to bighorn sheep. A majority of each user-group (60%-74%) supported using prescribed fires to reduce wildfire hazards and improve habitat for sheep. This information will help agencies develop goals and objectives for bighorn sheep and recreation management in PRW.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Recreation.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reed, Patrick

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePublic attitudes, wildlife, and recreation management in Pusch Ridge Wilderness, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorDevers, Patrick Kevinen_US
dc.contributor.authorDevers, Patrick Kevinen_US
dc.date.issued1999en_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.abstractI present model for incorporating public attitudes in wildlife management involving desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in Pusch Ridge Wilderness (PRW), Arizona. I conducted a mail survey on 4 user-groups including. The Access Fund (TAF), La Reserve Homeowners Association (LRH), Southern Arizona Hiking Club (SAHC), and white-tailed deer hunters (WTH). Support for translocating sheep into PRW ranged from 59%-80%. Support for banning dogs from PRW to reduce stress to bighorn sheep ranged from 49%-79%. A majority (53%-66%) of each user-group, except WTH supported seasonal closures during lambing season to reduce stress to bighorn sheep. A majority of each user-group (60%-74%) supported using prescribed fires to reduce wildfire hazards and improve habitat for sheep. This information will help agencies develop goals and objectives for bighorn sheep and recreation management in PRW.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectRecreation.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.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.advisorReed, Patricken_US
dc.identifier.proquest1396512en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b39914525en_US
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