Camping is Tourism Too!

One of my Session 2 goals is to finish writing the report for a study I started last year pertaining to camping on the Calaveras Ranger District. I was lucky enough to have been given the chance to parse all the collected fee envelopes from the 2019 season and I have officially tabulated all the information!

It was tedious, but as I’m copy and pasting tables out of Excel and into my report, I’m not sure which part was the most tedious.

While I have typed out all the pertinent words and wordsmithed the crap out of my report, I am still in the process of creating the appendix, which as of now, has over 50 different tables.

My hopes are to get this published somewhere. It would be great to get this thing peer reviewed and accepted into an academic journal of some sort, but I would also be stoked if the US Forest Service decided to publish it as part of their research data.

For now, I’m just trying to get it finished so I can continue work on my OHV Research Paper that I have been pushing to the back of my desk.

Hopefully this week I’ll have a final rough draft I can start polishing and submitting.

Yes, camping is tourism, even if it isn’t taxed as such. At least for now!

-Aaron

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