Phase I of the project Intergenerational Changes in Demand for Wilderness Recreation obtained wilderness permits from the USFS Visitor Use Permit System (VUPS) system. It then created a protocol for turning these into a database capable of being analyzed using count travel cost methods. That portion of the work also demonstrated the ability of the data to be used to track systematic changes in welfare through time. This phase utilizes the tools and methods developed in Phase I to extend the database to include wilderness visitor permits from USFS wildernesses that require permits but do not participate in the VUPS system as well as permits from non-USFS agencies. The protocals developed in Phase I will be applied to these permit to generate a more complete data set that can support additional analysis.
|Effective start/end date||2/8/16 → 6/30/17|
- USDA: Forest Service (FS): $29,503.00