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Understanding Human Impacts on Natural Resources from Recreational and Land Development Activities in the 285 Corridor
Student Researcher: Mallory Redmon
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In this project, the author examined human impacts on natural resources in the SH-285 corridor. Four watersheds in the South Platte Sub-basin defined the study zone, and the author studied human impacts over five subject areas (water, vegetation, wildlife, development and recreation). She then created a series of maps and was able to determine the natural resource areas of concern. This geospatial method of recreation ecology assesses natural resources and is used by land managers and planners across the country.