Natural Area Tourism: Ecology, Impacts, and Management
The book covers all facets of tourism in natural areas. The book is underpinned by a strong foundation of environmental understanding. It then describes the range of impacts, which occur when tourism takes place in the natural environment and illustrates how managers can plan, develop and appropriately manage tourism developments in natural areas. Finally, the book addresses ongoing management concerns such as monitoring environmental change and the need to introduce appropriate management strategies.
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Vegetated surfaces can be altered through the development of flattened vegetation or narrow trails , at one end of the scale , through to a situation where extensive areas are denuded of plant cover and dominant plants , such as trees ...
A study of campgrounds in the southern Appalachians found that reducing canopy cover from 90 to 60 % doubled grass cover , and reducing the canopy cover to 30 % more than tripled grass cover ( Cordell et al . , 1974 ) .
A ratings system was used to give each site a condition class : Class 1 sites are barely evident while Class 5 sites have lost most vegetation and litter cover and are eroding . To reduce field assessment time , only campsites rated ...
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The Ecological Perspective
the British countryside
The Philosophy of Ecosystem Tourism
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