Managers of many natural areas are facing challenges in maintaining greenways, given limited human and financial resources to deal with the vast areas of land that they manage. Volunteerism has increasingly been considered key to maintaining trails and other facilities. Organizations have sought ways to incorporate people into trail maintenance practices. For example, the Adirondack Mountain Club in New York provides various volunteer opportunities for members and non-members. Over 300 volunteers participated in the Adirondack Mountain Club’s supervised trail volunteer programs in 2013, providing 3,500 hours of labor. What motivates people to participate in such physically and mentally demanding activities remains unclear.
Kamei, Tasuku; Aikoh, Tetsuya; and Ryan, Robert L.
"Motivations of Trail Volunteers of the Adirondack Mountain Club,"
Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning: Vol. 5:
2, Article 37.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/fabos/vol5/iss2/37
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