The first book to integrate the social science literature on outdoor recreation, it reviews studies from this broad, interdisciplinary field and synthesizes them into a body of knowledge, providing an historical perspective on outdoor recreation research and developing its practical management implications.
This third edition is completely revised to reflect current research and new concerns in the field. A new chapter examines the emerging issue of sense of place and its relationship to outdoor recreation. The book concludes with twenty principles to guide outdoor recreation management and research. An extensive bibliography and A Guide to the Social Science Literature in Outdoor Recreation lead readers to valuable primary source material.
An essential resource for students, scholars, and professionals, Studies in Outdoor Recreation explores the theoretical and methodological issues in outdoor recreation and describes the management implications of outdoor recreation research.
Outdoor Recreation in America is backâfully revised and updated, with significant new material based on current statistics from a number of sources, including the latest U.S. Census Bureau and the latest National Survey on the Environment. Now in its sixth edition, this book continues to lead the way in its comprehensive coverage of issues in this growing field.
First published in 1970, Outdoor Recreation in America has had a major impact in the classroom and in the field's scholarly and professional literature. Author Clayne R. Jensen is a noted authority and pioneer in the field, and in this latest edition he is joined by Steven P. Guthrie. Dr. Guthrie is a founder and past president of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education and a member of the editorial committee for the Journal of Experiential Education. Together the authors take this classic text into the new century by
-enabling readers to understand the value and challenges of preserving and properly using existing resources for present and future generations;
-providing a balanced perspective between the outdoor recreation interests of individuals and the management of natural resources used for recreational purposes; and
-presenting timely information and discussion questions to challenge students about American outdoor recreation.
The following are significant additions to this edition:
-New data and figures
-Greater emphasis on outdoor recreation leadership
-Discussions of funding sources for natural resource protection and parks
-Expanded chapters on wilderness, the national park system, national forests, and education for outdoor recreation and professional development
-New or greatly revised chapters on concepts and terms, participation, history, the national park system, national forests, other land or water management agencies, state and local involvement, the role of private commercial and nonprofit providers, environmental quality, and concepts and challenges in resource management
-Attention to information and trends for adventure education, programming, and leadership; outdoor environmental education; and interpretation
-New student-friendly features including key points and discussion questions at the end of each chapter to help students grasp key concepts and expand their critical thinking on the issues
-Extensive current references and Web sites that provide additional information and extend the learning for readers
Part I presents the meaning, concepts, history, benefits, and values of outdoor recreation. It also looks at influences and trends in participation and explores the issues and impact that lifestyle trends have on outdoor recreation. Part II focuses on natural resources, including land, water, and wildlife, and considers concepts of resource management.
Part III examines the roles of state and federal agencies, including the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, federal land and water management systems, and numerous state agencies. Part IV details the impact of local government and the private and nonprofit sector on outdoor recreation. Part V provides a synthesis of the challenges for the 21st century in the area of resources, planning, environmental issues, and the role of outdoor education.
Outdoor Recreation in America, Sixth Edition, is an essential introductory text for university courses in outdoor recreation and natural resource management. Written in a friendly style, the book includes more than 180 photos, maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, and tables. It provides both theoretical foundations and practical information so that students can gain an expansive awareness of, and insight into, the impact and role of outdoor recreation from its beginnings in America to the present.
Discover the recreational gems of the The Kern River Sierra, the epicenter of year-round outdoor adventure.
This map features the hiking and mountain biking trails, rock climbing & bouldering spots, whitewater launches and named rapids, giant sequoia groves, winter trailheads, water sports, fishing and hunting access, motorized singletrack, and several other recreational opportunities in the Kern River and Southern Sierra region.
Ranging from 10,000 feet to 2,000 feet in elevation, the rugged and diverse land of the Kern River Sierra ecompasses the Giant Sequoia National Monument, Camp Nelson, Black Rock Station and the Kern Plateau, Kernville, Lake Isabella, Keyesville, Greenhorn Mountains, Piute Mountains and much of the Domeland and Golden Trout Wilderness..
MAP FEATURES Sides: Printed on both sides Size: 32"X27" Map, 9"x4" FoldedTopo Lines: 100 Foot ContoursScale: 1:62,500 (1 Inch on map = 1 Mile on land)GPS: Includes 7.5' Lat/Long GridPaper: State of the art waterproof and tear resistant plastic hybrid paperLand: Distinguishes between the various types of Public Lands and private propertyTrails: Depicts several different type of trails such as multi-use and wilderness singletrackSuggestions: Features numerous hikes and mountain bike routes, including variations of the popular Just Outstanding ride and the epic Cannell Trail
Enough of the small talk, get outside and play!
The new and improved 4th Edition of the Kern River Sierra Outdoor Recreation Map, published Fall 2015.
A FEW OF THE NEWEST UPDATES AND CHANGES:
Piutes Motorized Singletrack added! Updated and detailed mapping of the Piutes motorized singletrack system, including the USFS temporarily-designated motorized singletrack trails in the Piutes. (NOTE: At the time of press, many trails were newly signed and designated with temporary status by the USFS. Read any new signs and obey all changes in regulation.)
Brand new Singletrack in the Greenhorns, near Alta Sierra. This map depicts the new Bull Run Pass Trail, Bull Run Peak Trail, and the Portuguese North Trails. Time for some epic rides.
Improved the accuracy of many trails in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, including the Clicks Creek Trailhead area trails, upper Starvation Creek/Powderhorn, Johnsondale area, and much more.
Updates to Blackrock/North Kern Plateau, including clarification of the trails/roads near the multi-sport zone between Granite Knob, Smith Mtn, Jackass Peak.
Motorized singletrack is now darker and easier to distinguish from non-motorized trails.
Many more peaks, passes, and towns have elevation labels.
Additional labels and POI, including waterfalls, viewpoints, and activities.