Comparing impacts between formal and informal recreational trails.

@article{Pickering2017ComparingIB,
  title={Comparing impacts between formal and informal recreational trails.},
  author={Catherine Marina Pickering and Patrick Norman},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2017},
  volume={193},
  pages={
          270-279
        }
}
Globally there are hundreds of thousands of kilometres of recreational trails traversing natural areas of high conservation value: but what are their impacts and do impacts differ among trails? We compared the effects of four common types of recreational trails [(1) narrow and (2) medium width informal bare earth trails and (3) gravel and (4) tarmac/concrete formal trails] on vegetation adjacent to trails in a high conservation value plant community that is popular for mountain biking and… CONTINUE READING

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