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dc.contributor.authorGinn, Allison Leigh
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T16:21:01Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T16:21:01Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.otherginn_allison_l_200812_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ginn_allison_l_200812_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25188
dc.description.abstractThe National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) provides recreational opportunities and preserves historic and ecological values. Continual increases in low-density residential development in the contiguous United States pose a threat along the boundaries of public lands and uniquely valuable Wilderness areas. Development within and around protected lands can affect land management and landscape ecology by increasing forest and wildlife habitat fragmentation, reducing air and water quality, and decreasing recreational opportunities and access. Wilderness areas are particularly affected by exurban and rural sprawl, because land development is inconsistent with the nature of wilderness and its associated values. This research summarizes amenity migration factors within ten miles of the NWPS. Additionally, this study identifies NWPS units likely to experience exurban development in the near future based on land ownership, accessibility and natural amenity draws at the local level.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectDevelopment
dc.subjectExurban
dc.subjectGeographic Information Systems
dc.subjectSprawl
dc.subjectWilderness
dc.titleThe spatial relationship between exurban development and designated wilderness lands in the contiguous United States
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorNathan Nibbelink
dc.description.advisorGary T. Green
dc.description.committeeNathan Nibbelink
dc.description.committeeGary T. Green
dc.description.committeeH. Ken Cordell
dc.description.committeeMarguerite Madden


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