Accession Number : ADA323427

Title :   Recreational-Boating Disturbances of Natural Communities and Wildlife: An Annotated Bibliography.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BIOLOGICAL SURVEY FORT COLLINS CO INFORMATION TRANSFER CENTER

Personal Author(s) : York, Darryl

PDF Url : ADA323427

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The increase in water-based recreation since 1972 created a serious compatibility issue for wildlife refuges. Land managers are challenged with integrating acceptable levels of recreational boating with the intended purpose of the refuge system. As conflicts between boating and resource protection escalate, there will be an increasing need for information on waterfowl flush and flight distances, zoning and buffer recommendations, and the disturbance reaction by different taxonomic groups. This bibliography contains 111 annotations on a wide array of boating disturbances. The citations are useful references for land managers who must determine acceptable levels of water-based recreation. An author and subject index are provided.

Descriptors :   *NATURAL RESOURCES, *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, *BOATS, *WILDLIFE, *RECREATION, BUFFERS, COMMUNITIES, WATER, ENERGY, FLIGHT, PROTECTION, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, TAXONOMY, WATERFOWL.

Subject Categories : Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE