Introduction to Outdoor Recreation - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-849-2

Author(s): Roger L. Moore, B.L. Driver

Copyright year: 2011

Edition: 1st

pages: 339

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Introduction to Outdoor Recreation introduces the concepts and skills that help outdoor recreation professionals and providers to be effective in myriad outdoor recreation settings. This book explores the foundations and background of outdoor recreation, outdoor recreation resources and providers of outdoor recreation opportunities, and managing outdoor recreation opportunities.

Part I: Foundations and Background

Chapter 1: Key Concepts

Chapter 2: Benefits of Leisure and Its Roles in Society

Chapter 3: Historical Context

Chapter 4: Social and Technological Forces Affecting Outdoor Recreation


Part II: Outdoor Recreation Resources and Providers of Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Chapter 5: Land and Water Resources for Outdoor Recreation

Chapter 6: Public Sector Providers

Chapter 7: Private Sector Providers

Chapter 8: Nonprofit Sector Providers

Chapter 9: Partnerships Among Outdoor Recreation Providers

Chapter 10: Outdoor Recreation Opportunities From Selected Countries Around the World


Part III: Managing Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Chapter 11: Policy Development, Management, Administration, and Planning

Chapter 12: Evolution of Science-Based Management of Outdoor Recreation Resources

Chapter 13: The Beneficial Outcomes Approach to Leisure

Chapter 14: Negative Impacts of Recreation Use

Chapter 15: Gathering Data for Managing Outdoor Recreation

Chapter 16: Influencing and Managing Visitor Behavior

Chapter 17: Collaborative Planning and Management

Chapter 18: Management of Special Outdoor Recreation Resources: Wilderness and Trails

Chapter 19: Economics of Outdoor Recreation

Chapter 20: The Future of Outdoor Recreation


Appendix A: Domains, Scales, and Scale Items for the Recreation Experience Preference (REP) Scales

Appendix B: Providers of Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

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