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Recreational Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) Report Geodatabase - as of December 31, 2012: Pennsylvania

Creator:
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Description:
The expected recreation experience and characterization of wild character that users can expect to find on the state forest system as of December 31, 2012. This dataset was used in part to develop the Bureau of Forestrys Shale Gas Monitoring Report (released April 2014). The Bureau of Forestry uses a modified version of the Recreational Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) to estimate the wild character of state forest land and the experience that recreationists can be expected to find in different portions of state forest system. This dataset represents the excepted ROS experience as of December 31, 2012. The Bureau of Forestrys ROS zones are defined as: Primitive: greater than 1,000 acres and more than 1 mile from motorized roads, trails, and railroads. Semi-Primitive: greater than 500 acres and more than 1/2 mile from motorized roads, trails, and railroads.Semi-Primitive Non-motorized: greater than 250 acres and more than 1/4 mile from motorized roads, trails, and railroads.Semi-Developed and Developed (Other Zones): No minimum size or remoteness criteria. The ROS model considers all changes. Non-shale gas related changes do affect the results of the analysis. April 2014 Shale Gas Monitoring Report ROS
Publisher:
State of Pennsylvania
Collection:
State Agencies Geospatial Data
Place:
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject:
Environment
Type:
Dataset
Year:
2014
Contributed by:
Penn State
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