Abstract-The recent development of snowmobiling provides an opportunity to examine
government reponse to sudden, unprecedented demands. This analysis reveals overwhelming
pressures on the state to take the role of advocate for this form of recreation,largely as a result of
dependence of the bureaucratic structure on funding derived directly from snowmobile-related
revenues. A fundamental question which results is how funding sources should influence the
allocation of public lands to competing uses.
We suggest here an ideal approach which would classify any new demand so that an initial
response was automatic. Time would then be provided for a more deliberate, planned decision
preceding a major commitment of resources. Flexibility should also be built into the decisionmaking
process so that resources can be reallocated with changes in demand.
Knopp, Timothy B.; Wieland, W..
Demand and Response: The Case of Snowmobiling in Minnesota.
Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.
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