campsites in Minnesota's Boundary
Waters Canoe Area were studied for 5
years ( 1968-1972) to determine
impact of visitor use. All 33 campsites
were developed in 1967 by the U.S.
Forest Service under its criteria. During
the study, the effects on soils,
vegetation, and site size were measured
and mapped twice each year. Photographs
were taken periodically from
permanent points. At selected sites,
detailed soil and water quality data
were also collected. Some sites had
previous use, and others were altered
or closed during the study. However,
23 sites had no previous use. Through
visitor registration, nearly complete
use data were obtained for these 23
locations. Visitors completed cards
and questionnaires on site selection.
appearance, and on their satisfaction
with the sites.
Goeckermann, Kent, Blomendal, J.A. 1973. Newly Developed Campsites in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area: A Study of Five Years' Use. Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletin 511.
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