Participation in a wide range of outdoor-recreation activities has increased rapidly in Iowa, as elsewhere in the United States, over the last three decades. Substantial evidence supports anticipation of continued increase in such activity for several decades.
Planning for the effective use of available resources to meet rising demand for outdoor recreation requires sound information of several kinds. Data available as a basis for outdoor-recreation planning in Iowa has been limited in both quantity and quality. This study was conducted to provide one kind of information useful for planning purposes. On the basis of a survey of Iowa residents, estimates were made of current (1966) participation in various outdoor-recreation activities. Projections of the extent of participation in these activities were developed for 1975 and 1980.
Manning, Glenn H.; Webster, Henry H.; Hopkins, Frederick S. Jr.; and Hickman, Roy D.
"Projecting Iowa's outdoor-recreation needs to 1980,"
Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station): Vol. 36
, Article 1.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/researchbulletin/vol36/iss575/1