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Robert E. Manning

Robert E. Manning is Professor of Natural Resources at the University of Vermont and author of Studies in Outdoor Recreation (Oregon State University Press, 1986).
Parks and Carrying Capacity

Parks and Carrying Capacity

Commons Without Tragedy

How much can we use the environment without spoiling what we find so valuable about it? Determining the carrying capacity of parks and related areas is a perennial question whose urgency grows each year as the number of visits continues to...

Reconstructing Conservation

Reconstructing Conservation

Finding Common Ground

In the 1990s, influenced by the deconstructionist movement in literary theory and trends toward revisionist history, a cadre of academics and historians led by William Cronon began raising provocative questions about ideas of wilderness and the...