Wildlife and Recreationists defines and clarifies the issues surrounding the conflict between outdoor recreation and the health and well-being of wildlife and ecosystems. Contributors to the volume consider both direct and indirect effects of widlife-recreationist interactions, including:
wildlife responses to disturbance, and the origins of these responses
how specific recreational activities affect diverse types of wildlife
the human dimensions of managing recreationists
the economic importance of outdoor recreation
how wildlife and recreationists might be able to coexist
The book is a useful synthesis of what is known concerning wildlife and recreation. More important, it addresses both research needs and management options to minimize conflicts.