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dc.contributor.advisorHunt, Len
dc.contributor.authorRinne, Shane
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-25T19:25:48Z
dc.date.available2019-10-25T19:25:48Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca:7070/handle/2453/4435
dc.description.abstractTourism establishments that are only accessible by float plane are a vital component to northern Ontario‟s economy. The remote nature of the lakes where these establishments are located can be compromised through introduced all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails that are developed from forest access roads. This study assesses the factors that influence ATV trail use into lakes with tourism establishments that are only accessible via float plane. The study was conducted across northern Ontario using TrafX traffic counters to monitor ATV trail use. Five factors were analyzed; Weekend and corresponding holiday traffic, Trail Length, Lake Size, Accessibility (distance to communities) and the presence Walleye Sander vitreus. It was discovered that trail length was negatively associated with trail use and weekend and corresponding holiday, lake size, and accessibility were positively associated with trail use. These results can help to identify lakes that are of high risk for ATV trail use and, thus, might require more management and enforcement efforts.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectAngler preferenceen_US
dc.subjectATV useen_US
dc.subjectFly-in fisheriesen_US
dc.subjectResource-based tourismen_US
dc.subjectForest access roadsen_US
dc.titleFactors influencing trail use into lakes with tourism valuesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameHonours Bachelor of Science in Forestryen_US
etd.degree.levelBacheloren_US
etd.degree.disciplineNatural Resources Managementen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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