Social Issues: Goal Interference

  • Conflicts on Multiple-Use Trails: Synthesis of the Literature and State of the Practice:The National Recreational Trails Advisory Committee identified trail-user conflicts on multiple-use trails as a major concern that needs resolution. The Advisory Committee recognized that there is a significant amount of literature and expertise on this topic, but no one source that summarizes the available information. The Committee asked the Federal Highway Administration to produce a synthesis of the existing research to foster understanding of trail conflicts, identify promising approaches for promoting trail sharing, and identify gaps in our current knowledge. This synthesis is intended to establish a baseline of the current state of knowledge and practice and to serve as a guide for trail managers and researchers.
  • Goal Interference and Social Value Differences:Understanding Wilderness Conflicts and Implications for Managing Social Density: Examines the difference between the interpersonal recreational conflict model of the 1970s and more current models that include competing demands for wilderness resources. 2001. In: Freimund, Wayne A.; Cole, David N. comps. Visitor Use Density and Wilderness Experience. 2001 June 1-3; Missoula, MT, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: Ogden, UT Proc RMRS-P-20: 62-66 - Leopold Publication Number 430.
  • Off-Road Impacts of Mountain Bikes: Looks at both the physical (environmental) and social impacts of mountain biking.
  • Visitor perceptions about cattle grazing on National Forest land: Studies the attitudes of visitors (campsite users) in the Big Cimarron Watershed in the Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado.