Analyzing the Impacts of Collaborative-Based Recreation Management in Oregon's Black Rock Forest
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For millions of people, riding a mountain bike is a healthy way to enjoy the outdoors. With a significant amount of mountain biking occurring on Oregon’s public lands there are many implications for those who manage these recreation areas. Current literature states that the most important question in collaborative environmental management remains unanswered and often unasked: To what extent does collaboration lead to improved environmental outcomes? Through the use of a qualitative‐based assessment, this research analyzed the environmental outcomes of collaborative‐based recreation management in one of northwest Oregon’s premier mountain biking destinations, the Black Rock Forest. Findings indicate that the use of collaborative‐based recreation management has led to improved environmental outcomes in Oregon’s Black Rock Forest. Findings and recommendations can be used to inform other recreational groups and land management agencies who are currently involved in or looking to initiate a collaborative‐based recreation management venture in their local recreation areas.