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dc.contributor.authorPickering, Catherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Ralfen_US
dc.contributor.editorJack D. Ivesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:09:17Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:09:17Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2009-06-30T22:12:51Z
dc.identifier.issn02764741en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1659/0276-4741(2003)023[0230:STTS]2.0.CO;2en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/6046
dc.description.abstractThe iconic summer tourism destination in the Australian Alps National Parks is the summit area of continental Australia's highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko. Currently 70,000 people visit the alpine area during the snow-free period each year, and about 21,000 of these take a day-walk to the summit and back. The environmental impacts of summer tourism include: soil compaction and erosion; introduction and spread of weeds; fecal contamination of lakes and creeks; increased feral animals; and vegetation clearance. The principal management responses have been: hardening of tracks; provision of toilets; education, including minimum-impact codes; and restrictions on activities such as camping in the catchment areas of glacial lakes. Currently, only the access tracks and immediate alpine area around the summit of Mt Kosciuszko receive so many visitors in such a small area. The summit area has become a honeypot focusing tourism and its impacts at one site. Effective management is needed to ensure that the summit along with the rest of the Kosciuszko alpine area remains viable for conservation and outdoor recreation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAllen Press Inc.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.mrd-journal.org/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom230en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto233en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition2003en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMountain Research and Developmenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350507en_US
dc.titleSwarming to the Summit : managing tourists at Mt Kosciuszko, Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2003 International Mountain Society. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version. Originally published in Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 23(3).en_AU
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