Off-road vehicle usage on federally managed coastal parklands
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Published by Environmental Institute, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass .
Written in English


  • Coastal ecology -- Environmental aspects -- United States.,
  • Off-road vehicles -- Environmental aspects -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementJames F. Palmer and Stephen P. Leatherman.
SeriesUM-NPSCRU report -- no. 46., UM/NPSCRU report -- no. 46.
ContributionsLeatherman, Stephen P., National Park Service Cooperative Research Unit (Amherst, Mass.)
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 59 p. ;
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16120698M

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