NORTHERN WISCONSIN SNOWMOBILERS: THEIR CHARACTERISTICS AND MANAGEMENT PREFERENCES

Controversy has often surrounded the establishment of snowmobile use regulations on public land. Land managers have often been accused on the one hand of being snowmobile advocates and on the other of being anti-snowmobile. Part of the problem has been that managers have not always been able to perceive objectively management policies that are acceptable to the user public. This paper provides an insight into how snowmobilers feel about alternative management strategies for regulating snowmobile use on public land. Data for the study were obtained by surveying snowmobilers who resided in Northern Wisconsin close to large expanses of public land. Numerical scores were calculated to produce an average group response to particular management alternatives. To identify possible differences that may have existed between the snowmobilers, respondents were divided into groups based on whether they said they were members of a snowmobile club. The results of the study indicated that snowmobilers felt some types of restrictions were necessary on snowmobiles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Forest Service

    North Central Forest Experiment Station, Folwell Avenue
    St. Paul, MN  United States  55101
  • Authors:
    • Leatherberry, E C
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FSRP-NC-135 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM