Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) Conference Papers 2009

   

Linking nature, culture and community


Papers from the
2009 Parks Forum
Hosted by the
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
Canmore, March 12 - 14,  2009

Accessibility of Alberta's Natural Areas

The range of challenges faced by individuals and their caregivers within the disability community is so striking that some park...

Addressing the Big New Park Management Challenges: A Parks Victoria Perspective

Parks Victoria was established in 1997 by bringing together a number of different park management agencies responsible for protected...

Children and Nature Network

The panel discussion, at the 2009 Parks Conference hosted by Alberta Recreation and Parks Association, on Children and Nature included...

Community Monitoring Program for Wetland Health

Wetlands are critical habitat for numerous aquatic and semi-aquatic species and provide important services such as flood control, water...

Crown Managers Partnership – Fostering An Ecosystem Perspective Across Jurisdictional Boundaries

Jurisdictional complexity has long been recognized as a barrier in managing natural resources and ecological integrity across regional...

Environmental Consciousness of RV Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Parks

RV travel is a growing market but remains largely understudied. More and more visitors to National Parks choose to travel by RV. The goal...

From Visitor to Participant: Building a volunteer stewardship program

We often hear that organizational partnerships,community engagement and meaningful volunteer stewardship are the cornerstones for...

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

This presentation from the 2009 Parks Conference hosted by the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association, outlines the history of of the...

Healthy by Nature: Up Close and Personal – Investing in Community Parks and Open Spaces

This presentation, from the 2009 Parks Conference hosted by Alberta Recreation and Parks Association, provides highlights of ARPA’s...

Healthy Parks Healthy People: Engaging Communities with Parks

In a time of rapid environmental and social change it is crucial that the value of parks be fully recognized. Parks Victoria’s Healthy...

Interpreting the Cultural Histories of Aboriginal Peoples: Oral Narratives, Tourism Productions and Lived Experiences

Despite the number of histories that examine tourism in Alberta, there are few scholarly works that consider the contributions of...

Kids in the Park: A Leadership Volunteer Program for Kids in Our Community

The Kids in the Park Pilot Project involves children in learning about Banff National Park by identifying issues in the Park and helping...

Land Care - An Educational Journey

The idea of introducing students to different perspectives and ways of caring for the land arose a decade ago through the Waterton...

Linking Nature, Culture, and Community: Leadership of Protected Areas in Sustainable Conservation

Across North America, there is a wide diversity of landscapes that have important natural ecosystems and, as is now widely recognized,...

Species at Risk: The Human Side

Social scientists in the mountain national parks are collecting data on how humans use the landscape they share with ‘species at risk’. At...

The Big Wild – A Mountain Equipment Co-op and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Conservation Initiative

The Big Wild is a Canadian conservation initiative founded by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and Mountain Equipment Co-...

The Land We Keep for US: An Aboriginal Perspective on Conservation – The Case of Thaidene Nene/East Arm of Great Slave Lake

The Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation (LKDFN) has historically resisted the creation of a new National Park in the East Arm of Great Slave Lake...

Trail Partnerships: Linking Nature, Culture and Community

The advent of ambitious national trail projects in the late 1990’s awakened trail proponents and other stakeholders to the challenges in...

Urban Ecological Networks: Lessons Learned in Developing the City of Edmonton’s Natural Connections Conservation Plan

Conservation planning for Alberta’s municipalities is a new field. Municipalities interested in conservation planning don’t have a...

World Heritage Status: Implications for Tourism Development, Heritage Conservation and Local Communities

Assigning World Heritage status to a natural or cultural site can bring both positive and negative impacts to that site and the region in...
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