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This collection provides a timely look at park management and planning in Canada by bringing together scholars from the fields of geography and recreation studies as well as officials in Canada's public service and non-governmental organizations. Divided into sections dealing with theoretical approaches and their applications, case studies, and the larger themes in park management and planning, such as the role of Aboriginal peoples in policy development, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary issues related to park and protected space management in Canada.
Thoroughly updated third edition.
PART 1: OVERVIEW; 1. Parks and Protected Areas in Canada; 2. From Wild Places to Endangered Spaces: A History of Canada's National Park; 3. Provincial Parks; PART 2: CONSERVATION THEORY AND APPLICATION; 4. Application of Ecological Concepts to the Management of Protected Areas; 5. Planning and Managing for Ecological Integrity; PART 3: SOCIAL SCIENCE THEORY AND APPLICATION; 6. Social Science, Conservation and Protected Areas Theory; 7. Visitor Planning and Management; 8. The Role of Interpretation; PART 4: PUTTING IT TOGETHER; 9. Managing the National Parks; 10. Banff Bow Valley; 11. Northern Protected Areas and Parks; 12. Park Tourism and Ecotourism; 13. Protected Areas and Ecosystem-Based Management; PART 5: THEMATIC ISSUES; 14. Aboriginal Peoples and National Par; 15. Marine Protected Areas; 16. Stewardship: Expanding Ecosystem Protection; PART 6: CONCLUDING PERSPECTIVES; 17. International Perspectives; 18. Challenges for the Future