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Jeff Marion

Email: jeff_marion@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Assessing Recreational Impact to Cliff Habitats and Rare Plants

Sustainably Designed Trails: Recent Recreation Ecology Findings on Design Factors Affecting Soil Loss

Research and Management of Informal (Visitor-Created) Trails in Protected Areas

Publications

2014

Marion, J. 2014. Leave No Trace in the Outdoors. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA. 128 pp. Abstract

2013

Browning, M. H. E. M., J. L. Marion, and T. G. Gregoire. 2013. Sustainably connecting children with nature - An exploratory study of nature play area visitor impacts and their management . Landscape and Urban Planning 119:104-112. Abstract

2012

Marion, J. L., J. F. Wimpey, and L. O. Park. 2012. The science of trail surveys: Recreation ecology provides new tools for managing wilderness trails. Park Science 28(3):60-65. Abstract , PDF

2011

Marion, J. L., C. Carr, and C. A. Davis. 2011. Recreation Impacts to Cliff Resources in the Potomac Gorge: Final Report, June 2011. . U.S. Geological Survey, distributed by Virginia Tech, College of Natural Resources & Environment, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Blacksburg, Virginia. viii, 127 pp. PDF

Marion, J. L., B. Lawhon, W. M. Vagias, and P. Newman. 2011. Revisiting ‘Beyond Leave No Trace’. Ethics, Policy and Environment 14(2):231-237. Abstract

Marion, J. L. and Y.-F. Leung. 2011. Indicators and protocols for monitoring impacts of formal and informal trails in protected areas. Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies 17(2):215-236. PDF

Marion, J. L. and J. Wimpey. 2011. Informal trail monitoring protocols: Denali National Park and Preserve. Final Report, October 2011. . U.S. Geological Survey, distributed by the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources & Environment, Blacksburg, Virginia. iv, 92 pp. PDF

Marion, J. L., J. Wimpey, and L. Park. 2011. Informal and formal trail monitoring protocols and baseline conditions: Acadia National Park. Final Report. . U.S. Geological Survey, distributed by the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources & Environment, Blacksburg, Virginia. iii, 95 pp. PDF

Wimpey, J. and J. L. Marion. 2011. Formal and informal trail monitoring protocols and baseline conditions: Great Falls Park and Potomac Gorge. Final Report. . U.S. Geological Survey, distributed by the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources & Environment, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Blacksburg, Virginia. vii, 114 pp. PDF

Wimpey, J. and J. L. Marion. 2011. A spatial exploration of informal trail networks within Great Falls Park, VA. Journal of Environmental Management 92(3):1012-1022 . Abstract

2010

Cohen, J. B., R. M. Erwin, J. B. French, Jr., J. L. Marion, and J. M. Meyers. 2010. A review and synthesis of the scientific information related to the biology and management of species of special concern at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina. Open-file Report 2009-1262. U.S. Geological Survey. iii, 100 pp. PDF

Hockett, K., A. Clark, Y.-F. Leung, J. L. Marion, and L. Park. 2010. Deterring off-trail hiking in protected natural areas: Evaluating options with surveys and unobtrusive observation: Final report. . Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Natural Resources, Forestry/Recreation Resources, Blacksburg, Virginia. xi, 178 pp. PDF

Monz, C. A., D. N. Cole, Y.-F. Leung, and J. L. Marion. 2010. Sustaining visitor use in protected areas: Future opportunities in recreation ecology research based on the USA experience. Environmental Management 45(3):551-562. Abstract

Monz, C. A., J. L. Marion, K. A. Goonan, R. E. Manning, J. Wimpey, and C. Carr. 2010. Assessment and monitoring of recreation impacts and resource conditions on mountain summits: Examples from the Northern Forest, USA. Mountain Research and Development 30(4):332-343. Abstract

Wimpey, J. F. and J. L. Marion. 2010. The influence of use, environmental and managerial factors on the width of recreational trails. Journal of Environmental Management 91(10):2028-2037. Abstract

2009

Cahill, K., J. L. Marion, and S. R. Lawson. 2009. A comparative study of tradeoffs among trail attributes at Acadia National Park. Pages 256-266 in Robert E. Manning, editor. Parks and People: Managing Outdoor Recreation at Acadia National Park. University of Vermont Press, Burlington, VT. 352 pp. Abstract

Marion, J. L. 2009. Indicators and standards of quality for trail and campsite conditions at Isle au Haut. Pages 41-52 in Robert E. Manning, editor. Parks and People: Managing Outdoor Recreation at Acadia National Park. University of Vermont Press, Burlington, VT. 352 pp. Abstract

Marion, J. L. and C. Carr. 2009. Backcountry Recreation Site and Trail Conditions: Haleakala National Park . . U.S. Geological Survey, distributed by the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources & Environment, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Blacksburg, Virginia. iii, 92 pp. PDF

Marion, J. L., J. Wimpey, and L. O. Park. 2009. Monitoring and assessing trail conditions at Acadia National Park. Pages 185-195 in Robert E. Manning, editor. Parks and people: Managing outdoor recreation at Acadia National Park. University of Vermont Press, Burlington, VT. 352 pp. Abstract

Olive, N. D. and J. L. Marion. 2009. The influence of use-related, environmental, and managerial factors on soil loss from recreational trails. Journal of Environmental Management 90(3):1483-1493. Abstract

Park, L. O., R. E. Manning, J. L. Marion, S. R. Lawson, and C. Jacobi. 2009. Managing visitor impacts on Cadillac Mountain. Pages 215-239 in Robert E. Manning, editor. Parks and People: Managing Outdoor Recreation at Acadia National Park. University of Vermont Press, Burlington, VT. 352 pp. Abstract

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