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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: 2002-2003 wilderness visitor experience data in the Alaska regional context

This data publication contains transcripts of interviews with visitors to the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (WRST), in Alaska, in 2002 (Phase I) and 2003 (Phase II). Interviews in the first phase included questions relating to visitor expectations and experiences, with specific attention paid to inter-visitor conflict (both before and during the fall hunting season). Phase II interviews were focused more on recreational use. Each interview was tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. The qualitative interviews were conducted with groups (sometimes there was only a single person in a ‘group’, while other times there were multiple people). Also included are data from each interview that describe group size, residency, purpose of visit, and other basic visitor descriptive information.

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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-145.43838 62.7044, -139.07429 62.7044, -139.07429 59.69845, -145.43838 59.69845))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is located in south central Alaska and is the largest area managed by the National Park Service in the United States with an area of 13,175,799 acres. It contains the largest unit of the National Wilderness Pr
Forest Service Research Data Archive
Temporal Coverage
January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2003
Contact Name
Watson, Alan E.
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:059 - Department of Agriculture - Management Activities
Bureau Code
005:96 - Forest Service
Harvested from Forest Service
Harvest Source TitleForest Service
Harvest Source URIhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/rdaoaipmh/o
Last Harvest PerformedThu, 08/06/2020 - 01:15

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U.S. Forest Service