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Quality in outdoor recreation can be defined as the degree to which recreation opportunities provide the experiences for which they are designed and managed. Key to protecting the backcountry experiences is an understanding of the different types of visitors to the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, each one with different needs and expectations, and the different levels of importance they place on recreation opportunities and conditions. In this report, visitor management implications and suggested further research focus on the diversity of use of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in order to maximize the quality of the visitor experiences while protecting the unique natural setting.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
National wild and scenic rivers system, Allagash, public use, ecology, wildlife, wildlife habitat, conservation, stakeholder engagement, multiple use, human dimensions, visitor satisfaction, waterways, wild, scenic, wilderness recreation area, wilderness character, wilderness area, outdoor recreation, St. Croix international waterway, watercourse, stewardship, hunting, fishing
Agriculture | Forest Management
Daigle, John J. and Cooper, Ashley. 2021. MR449: Allagash Wilderness Waterway Visitor Survey 2019. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Miscellaneous Reports 449.