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Off-road vehicles and their impacts in the Big Cypress National Preserve: final report.

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Date Issued:
1981-03
Summary:
During the past two decades vehicular travel through roadless country has increased tremendously. While off-road vehicles (ORVs) provide recreational access to many areas that otherwise would be enjoyed by few, they are causing marked impacts on natural ecosystems, and since many of the most severely afected areas are, like the Big Cypress, quasi-wilderness regions which have been set aside as natural preserves, any such damage is of great concern.
Title: Off-road vehicles and their impacts in the Big Cypress National Preserve: final report.
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Name(s): Duever, Michael J.
Carlson, John E.
Riopelle, Lawrence A.
National Audubon Society Ecosystem Research Unit.
South Florida Research Center
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1981-03
Publisher: National Park Service, South Florida Research Center, Everglades National Park
Place of Publication: Homestead, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 214 pages, illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: During the past two decades vehicular travel through roadless country has increased tremendously. While off-road vehicles (ORVs) provide recreational access to many areas that otherwise would be enjoyed by few, they are causing marked impacts on natural ecosystems, and since many of the most severely afected areas are, like the Big Cypress, quasi-wilderness regions which have been set aside as natural preserves, any such damage is of great concern.
Summary: With certain constraints, reasonable numbers of ORV's can undoubtedly be used without disrupting the integrity of most ecosystems. Unfortunately, most of the research done to date has involved types of vehicles and terrain not normally encountered in South Florida. In order to develop a more relevant database for decisions on the future of ORV's in the Big Cypress National Preserve, a study was contracted to evaluate ORV impacts and their subsequent recovery rates in the preserve's major habitats.
Identifier: 57173271 (oclc), FI06141903 (IID), 1032451 (digitool), fiu:18380 (fedora), AAA6490QF
Note(s): Michael J. Duever, John E. Carlson and Lawrence A. Riopelle (Ecosystem Research Unit, National Audubon Society).
"March 1981."
Bibliography: p. 213-214.
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2004. (Everglades online collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically reproduced by Florida International University from a technical report held in the Green Library at Florida International University, Miami.
Contract No. CX 428083062
Subject(s): All terrain vehicles -- Environmental aspects -- Florida -- Big Cypress National Preserve
Motor vehicles -- Recreational use -- Environmental aspects
Big Cypress Swamp -- 3090204
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI06141903.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI06141903.jpg
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Host Institution: FIU
Has Part:
(OCoLC)07684059
Is Part of Series: Report (South Florida Research Center) ; T-614.
Is Part of Series: Everglades online collection.