2011 GWS Conference Proceedings

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Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World is the proceedings volume from the 2011 GWS Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. The book (423 pp.) is published in digital (PDF) format only. You can download the whole book or individual papers. Links below.

Cover photos courtesy of Samantha Weber.


Weber, Samantha, ed. 2012. Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2011 GWS Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Hancock, Michigan: The George Wright Society.


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Introduction and Acknowledgments
David Harmon

Making a Difference Against Invasive Plants on the Appalachian Trail
James Åkerson

Rapid Response to Insect, Disease and Abiotic Impacts:
Practical Guidance for Field Practitioners

James Åkerson and Wayne Millington

Veve of Afa:
A Case Study  for  Development  Options  and  Progress, Palma Soriano, Cuba

Maria Ayub

An Interdisciplinary Discussion about Fire/Fuels Science and Management
Leslie Bahn, Vita Wright, Eugénie Montblanc, and Andrea Thode

Year-Round Hydrologic Monitoring of Subalpine Lakes in
Great Basin National Park

Gretchen M. Baker, Geoff Moret, Christopher C. Caudill, and Nita Tallent-Halsell

Parknership: A 21st Century Model at Keweenaw National Historical Park
Tom Baker

The Indigenous Cultural Landscape of the Eastern Woodlands:
A Model for Conservation, Interpretation, and Tourism

Deanna Beacham

An Inventory of Paleontological Resources from
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Robert B. Blodgett, Vincent L. Santucci, and Lewis Sharman

Engaging Underrepresented Minorities in the Sciences
Gillian Bowser, Sara McLaughlin, and Mark Brown

Wilderness and Climate Change:
Mitigating Conflict by Confronting the Human-Nature Relationship

Jesse Burkhardt, Matt Carroll, and Jason Lawhon

Moving Towards Integrated Resources Planning
Jillian P. Cowley

Making Science Relevant for Parks and People (Session Report)
Chairs: Mike DeBacker and Sherry Middlemis-Brown

Big Dams and Park Resources: Water Management in the Colorado River Basin
Guy T. DiDonato and Catherine A. Moore

A New Challenge for Resource Advisors:
Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species during Fire Operations

Sandee Dingman

Government-to-Government Consultations with Native Peoples:
From the Rhetoric of Respect to Real Results (Plenary Remarks)

Dalee Sambo Dorough

Overnight Visitor Use and Computer Simulation Modeling
of the Yosemite Wilderness

Mark Douglas, Kai Ross, Steven Martin, and Robert Van Kirk

Climate Change and Coastal Refuge Dynamics:
The Case of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

Chris Ellis and Raye Nilius

Katmai National Park and Preserve Economic Significance Analysis
and Model Documentation

Ginny Fay and Neal Christensen

Effective Organizations for Management Effectiveness:
Another View of Protected Areas Development

Lloyd Gardner

Climate Friendly Park Employees: A Climate Change Training
Needs Assessment for the National Park Service Intermountain Region

Gregg Garfin, Holly Hartmann, Mabel Crescioni-Benitez, Theresa Ely, John Keck,
Jim Kendrick, Kristin Legg, and Janet Wise

Gwaii Haanas: Working Together to Achieve Common Goals (Plenary Remarks)
Ernie Gladstone

Effective Science Communication
Ted Gostomski, Sara Melena, Corbett Nash, Megan Nortrup, Michelle O’Herron,
Paulina Tobar-Starkey, and Janine Waller

Acoustical Monitoring in Peregrine Falcon Territories at Bryce Canyon National Park
Sarah Haas, Ericka Pilcher, and Joseph Flower

Engaging  Local Communities in World Heritage Sites:
Experience from the Community Management for Protected Areas Programme

Terence Hay-Edie, Nehemiah Murusuri, Julio Moure, and Jessica Brown

Without Controversy: The Development of Fort Pillow State Historic Park
Benjamin Hayes

NPS Herbaria Go Global (Virtually)
Ann Hitchcock

WWII Military Aircraft Incidents in National Park Service Units:
A Preliminary Inventory

Adrian P. Hunt, Vincent L. Santucci, and David Lassman

The Relevance of National Parks (Plenary Remarks)
Jonathan B. Jarvis

The Ill-Fated NBS: A Historical Analysis of Bruce Babbitt’s Vision
to Overhaul Interior Science

Diane Krahe

The Next Century of the World’s First National Park Service
(Plenary Remarks; English)

Alan Latourelle

Le prochain siècle du premier service des parcs au monde
(Remarques plénières; Français)

Alan Latourelle

Prescribed Fire in Wilderness: Nature or Nurture?
Jason Lawhon

Could Ecotourism be an Effective Tool for Wetland Conservation in Florida?
Li-Pin Lin

Going Global: IUCN’s Global Programme on Protected Areas (Session Report)
Chair: Nikita Lopoukhine

No Ordinary Highway: A Thirty-Year Retrospective,
Trans Canada Highway, Banff National Park of Canada

Terry McGuire

Beyond Consultation: Aboriginal Engagement for Effective Management
of Legacy Contamination in an Arctic National Park

Edward McLean, John Snell, Nelson Perry, Ken Reimer. and Nick Battye

Continued Cultivation of Illegal Marijuana in U.S. Western National Parks
Jim F. Milestone, Kevin Hendricks, Alan Foster, Jim Richardson, Sean Denniston, Athena Demetry, Matt Ehmann, Charles Cuvelier, David Schifsky, and David Fireman

Managing the Historic Industrial Landscapes at the
Quincy Mining Company National Historic Landmark

Ruth E. Mills and Brenda Williams

Assessment of Tropical Cyclone Induced Transgression of the
Chandeleur Islands for Restoration and Wildlife Management

Brandie Mitchell, Ross Reahard, Amanda Billiot, Tevin Brown,  and Lauren Childs

Improving Scientific Communication through the Use of
US Geological Survey Video Podcasts

Michelle C. Moorman, Douglas A. Harned, Gerard McMahon, and Kara Capelli

DC’s Island Sanctuary:
Managing Nature and Culture on Theodore Roosevelt Island

Saylor Moss

The Role of Cultural Values in the Management and Conservation of the
Rwenzori Mountains and Lake Mburo National Parks in Uganda

Arthur Mugisha and Mark Infield

Using High-Accuracy Geodesy to Assess Risk
from Climate Change in Coastal National Parks

Angelica Murdukhayeva, Michael Bradley, Nigel Shaw, Charles LaBash, Heather Grybas,
Tiffany-Lane Davis, Peter August, Tim Smith, and Roland Duhaime

Theoretical Concerns in Networks of Protected Areas: Symmetry and Asymmetry
Robert Pahre

Veve Afa: The Loa’s Trace
Rosa Plá Cortés

Assessment of Riparian Conditions at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Allyson Read, Candice LaRussa, Laura Wear, and Joel Brumm

Developing a Wilderness Character Monitoring Protocol
for the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness,
a Federal Wilderness within Sixty Miles of New York City

Lindsay Ries, Jason Flynn, Jordan Raphael, and Michael Bilecki

Mythic Narratives of the National Parks
Lynn Ross-Bryant

Civic Engagement: What Does that Mean Again? (Session Report)
Chair: Molly Russell

Redwood National Park Expansion, Woodstock, Earth Day,
and the Kent State Massacre

Dan Sealy, Suzanne Guerra, and John Amodio

New Horizons for Cooperative Management and Collaborative Partnerships:
Redwood National and State Parks, California, 1994–2010

Joe Seney and Steve Chaney

Managing for Results: Parks Canada’s Approach to
Planning, Monitoring, and Reporting

Christie Spence, Stephen Woodley, and Wayne Tucker

Project Planning and Data Dictionary Design:
Keys to Successful GPS Data Collection

James Stein

The Misbehaving Spring: Studying Unique Underground River Flow Patterns
with Advanced Middle School Science Students

Shannon R. Trimboli, Rickard S. Toomey, III, Kim Weber, and Susan Ryan

Transit in the Parks: The Role of Foundations and the Private Sector
Katherine F. Turnbull

Dead Wood Relative to Slope Severity in Mesic Loess Bluff Hardwood Forests
Daniel J. Twedt

Geology of National Parks Modules for the
Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Library

H.L. Vacher, Tom Juster, Judy McIlrath, and Mark Rains

The Economic Impact of Canada’s National, Provincial, and Territorial Parks (2009)
Erik Val

Place Meanings among Resource and Recreation Managers of the
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia

Carena J. van Riper, Gerard T. Kyle, Stephen Sutton, Renae Tobin, and Amanda Stronza

Integrated Science and Interdisciplinary Research for Parks and Protected Areas
Charles van Riper III, Robert Powell, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Gary Machlis,
Russell Galipeau, Carena J. van Riper, and Eick von Ruschkowski

Fires in Previously Burned Areas:
Fire Severity and Vegetation Interactions in Yosemite National Park

Kent van Wagtendonk

Lightning Fire Ignition Patterns in Yosemite National Park
Kent van Wagtendonk

An Interactive Workshop: Identifying Ways to Improve Park Break (Session Report)
Susan L. Vezeau, Meghan Lindsey, and Carla Mora-Trejos

Informed User Capacity Management Decision Making:
Linking Visitor Use Levels to Visitor Experience

Susan L. Vezeau, David Pettebone, Bret Meldrum, Todd Newburger, and Colin Leslie

Wetlands Mapping in the Vicinity of the Mineral King Valley Cabins
and Corral, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Joel Wagner and Joe Seney

Using Scenarios to Prepare for Climate Change in
Alaska National Park System Areas

Robert Winfree, Bud Rice, and Nancy Fresco

Extrapolating Climate Change Data for Cultural Landscapes
Roberta Young


Knowledge All around You: 
Cultural Landscapes Management from a Landscape Point of View

Knowledge All around You: Cultural Landscapes Management
from a Landscape Point of View (Session Introduction)

Session Coordinator: Jillian P. Cowley

An Integrant Part: Using Cultural Landscapes in Interpretation of Difficult History
Elizabeth Goetsch

Pelehonuamea: Managing an Active Lava Landscape
Laura C. Schuster

Visitors’ Creative Responses to Protected Landscapes
Jillian P. Cowley