The GWS Publications Program

The George Wright Society publishes a variety of materials that discuss timely issues in park research, resource management, and education. The purpose of our publications program is to make the information we publish available to as wide an audience as possible.

You can download many GWS publications free of charge

In line with this purpose, the GWS Board of Directors has decided to make electronic (PDF) versions of many of our publications available free of charge for anyone to download from this website. We are in the process of converting all the back issues of our quarterly journal, The George Wright Forum, to PDF files, and will make our conference proceedings and other publications available as time allows.

To read PDF files, you'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software -- free for the downloading through the link.

You can also purchase GWS publications on-line

Use our secure on-line publications order form to order printed copies or CDs of our publications. We sell our hard-copy back issues of the Forum and the paperback book versions of our other publications "at cost." The CDs we offer contain PDF files sourced at high resolution (600 dpi) or else produced "natively" with Adobe Acrobat; when printed out the results are excellent.

How do I find GWS publications?

Click the links below for a list of the publications you are interested in. The page that appears in your browser will have links to the PDF versions of the publication (where available). As you browse, jot down the titles of any publication you want to order. Then, when you are ready, click the link to our secure on-line publications order form and follow the instructions there.