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.
'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