Interpreting Recreation Photo-user-day results
I’m using the Recreation model for the first time to
estimate public recreational use of a mostly conserved Valley near Seattle, Washington. I’ve run the model
successfully with a mile and half-mile gridded cells (without regression) and am trying to interpret
I know for a fact that there are thousands of users annually
on the Mount Si trail, but the model is only showing the average annual
photo-user-days as closer to 15. Also, many other locations in the Middle Fork
Snoqualmie watershed that are popular destinations are showing 0 PUDs.
Wood et al 2013 suggests incorporating additional
socioeconomic factors to explain local variability. Is that what I need to pursue to improve the results? Or are there other ways I can derive actual user
days for this location from the model?
Any suggestions very welcome!