Trails perform an essential function in protected lands by routing visitors along planned, sustainable surfaces. However, when visitors deviate from official trails in sufficient numbers, it can lead to the creation of social trails. These visitor-created pathways are not sustainably designed and can severely degrade both the stability and appearance of protected areas. A multitude of recreation motivations among visitors and a lack of resources among land management agencies have made the mitigation and closure of social trails a perennial concern.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2018Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-51)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Community resources and development