Simulation of Recreational Use for Park and Wilderness Management
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First Published in 2011. This book describes the application of an advanced analytical technique, simulation modeling, (WUSM) to a significant problem in resources management. It includes ideas which have grown out of practical resource management problems that have progressed through conceptual models to operational tools and finally to application in actual public land management settings. It is similarly rewarding to see the work being adapted for use by the National Park Service and other agencies at home and abroad.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 What Is Simulation?; Chapter 3 The Wilderness Use Simulation Model (WUSM); Chapter 4 The Desolation Wilderness; Chapter 5 Input Data; Chapter 6 Validating the Simulator; Chapter 7 Strategic and Tactical Considerations in Experimenting with the Simulator; Chapter 8 Formulating and Testing Use Management Policies; Chapter 9 An Application of the Simulator to a River Recreation Setting, David W. Lime, Dorothy H. Anderson, Stephen F. McCool; Chapter 10 The Potential of the Simulator as a Management, Research, and Educational Tool;
Schechter, Mordechai; Lucas, Robert C.
'On the whole, this book provides a very good explanation of the [Wilderness Use Simulation Model (WUSM)]. Its value is that it describes in detail the application of an advanced analytical technique, simulation modeling, to a significant problem in resources management, and this type of approach may be new to professionals in resources management. Perhaps [it] will also serve to indicate to such professionals that various analytical techniques could have potential applicability in the resolution of similar, or different, management problems.' Environment and Planning