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26 Jan 2016
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 26 Jan 2016

Trail impact monitoring in Rocky Mountain National Park, USA

J. Svajda, S. Korony, I. Brighton, S. Esser, and S. Ciapala


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Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the United States. 95 % of the park is managed as wilderness. This paper examines the impacts of trampling on the vegetation and soil along selected trails. Trail widening and soil loss are the most visible types of trail degradation. Insights into the influence of different factors (use level, topography) can lead to the selection of appropriate management measures to avoid or minimize negative consequences.