5 distinguishing factors of each setting type (both approaches)
1.) Managerial regimentation 2.) Interaction among user groups 3.) Evidence of human modification of environment 4.) Size or extent of area of opportunity 5.) Remoteness
3 Steps in ROS implementation
1.) Most difficult is to determine demand for recreation opportunities
2.) Determine capability of area to support certain types of recreation
3.) Determine the "best" mix of recreation opportunities classes
5 "Best" mix of recreation opportunities classes
1.) Biophysical aspects of the area 2.) Budget (present and future) 3.) Demand (present and future) 4.) Policy 5.) Etc..can be very difficult
Experience-Based Setting Management
The quality of the recreational experience proposed should be somewhat related to characteristics of the setting. What does this mean
ROS is useful for (5)
1.) Plan Framework for future areas 2.) Allocation Framework for providing "supply" for certain types of experience 3.) Management Guidelines 4.) Providing consistent "experience oportunity" setting for use 5.) Reduce conflict
Provides framework for appropriate characteristics and rules for certain kinds of areas
Empirical studies support..
the basic ROS idea that most users can be segmented into different user categories based on experience preference, but since many activities may fulfill the same motivation, there is variability in identifying the best user categories to use.
-Special case of the ROS extended to water based recreation.
-Alachua County currently utilizing WROS.
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