Visitor Use Management on Public Lands and Water: A Position Paper to Guide Policy
Publication and Source
The position paper can be viewed online through the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council's website.
The Interagency Visitor Use Management Council is comprised of several federal land management agencies and strives to help agencies achieve an appropriate balance between social benefits and resource protection and conservation on public lands and waters. Managers continue to be challenged with uncertainty about the balance as it relates to the individual agency's mandates for protecting the natural and cultural resources which is amplified by inconsistent terminology and divergent management approaches. This publication is a collaboration among agencies to define visitor use management and visitor capacity, clarify the relationships between these two concepts, and provide a framework for federal land managers using these concepts to meet agency goals. It documents the council's position on visitor use management, visitor capacity, and guidence for subsequent activites.
Interagency Visitor Use Management Council (March 2013). Visitor use management on public lands and waters (edition one). Retrieved from http://visitorusemanagement.nps.gov/Content/documents/Position_Paper_Vol...