Thanks to everyone who made GWS2013 a success! People from around the world — Australia, Japan, Korea, Germany, and Saudi Arabia, as well as those of use here in North America, including representatives from a number of Indigenous nations — gathered in Denver for a week of comaraderie and collective learning. GWS President Brent Mitchell blogged the conference ... check it out! Conference website
Sample the current issue of our journal, The George Wright Forum
Volume 30, no. 1 • May 2013
The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series: What next for NPS design?
The National Park Service has a long tradition of landscape and architectural design; perhaps best known is the "Mission 66" style, developed in advance of the agency's 50th anniversary. The political and economic conditions NPS finds itself in today are totally different, though. The question, Ethan Carr asks, is: how can NPS adapt its design tradition for the 21st century? Read the essay
Check out these recent publications by GWS members:
To Conserve Unimpaired • Robert B. Keiter
Analysis of the evolution of the national park idea
Wildlife Watching in America's National Parks • Gary W. Vequist & Daniel S. Licht
A field guide to the best wildlife spots
Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management • Daniel J. Decker et al.
Second edition of the flagship book on the subject
The GWS2011 Conference Proceedings
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What's your passion?
At the GWS, our passion is protected areas: the special places—natural areas and cultural sites alike—that are being safeguarded for perpetuity by people like you all over the world. We are dedicated to building the knowledge needed to protect, manage, and understand protected areas around the globe. The GWS is the one organization whose sole focus is on the scientific and heritage values of parks and other kinds of protected areas, from the largest wilderness area to the smallest historic site. Are these your core values too? Then help us make them a reality!