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This research was designed to help the Maine Island Trail Association and others interested in the management of the Maine’s coastal islands. This report presents results from an island-monitoring program in which we inventoried social conditions on a subset of the public islands on the Maine Island Trail. This research was designed to build on the ecological inventory developed by the task force and to help MITA and other groups to manage the islands by determining characteristics of the Maine island visit, including activities, use patterns, method of travel, length of stay; determining characteristics of the visitors, including types of groups, previous experience, place of residence, socio-demographic descriptions, visitor satisfaction and preferences; determining visitor attitudes toward management actions; and analyzing relationships between items listed
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Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
outdoor recreation, islands, recreational use
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration
Ednie, A., and J.J. Daigle. 2007. Maine coastal islands visitor survey 2006--Deer Isle/Stonington region. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Miscellaneous Report 443.