Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) 2011 Parks Conference Papers

   

Landscapes & Open Spaces
A Lifetime of Experiences

Papers from the
2011 Parks Forum
Hosted by the
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
Canmore, March 10 - 12,  2011

CRD's Regional Parks: Managing a Diverse Park System – Balancing Environmental Sensitivity with Increased Visitor Use

This presentation looks at how the Capital Regional District’s Regional Parks protects and manages more than 13,000 hectares of spectacular...

Effective Public Engagement That Leads to Park Stewardship in All The Right Ways!

This workshop teaches new and innovative public engagement processes and techniques. Participants explore how to apply the right approaches...

Future of Parks Measured by More Than Just Visits: Moving beyond visitor experience to stewardship for life

This presentation looks at how Alberta Parks has taken steps to move beyond visitor experience through a vision to inspire people to...

Garbage Dump to Playground for All Seasons with An Environmental Flavor

This session looks at the history of Jackie Parker Park, one of Edmonton's largest parks, from its beginnings as what was largely a garbage...

Global Geoparks: A New Concept and a New Reality in Canada

Geoparks focus on preservation of geoheritage and cultural heritage related to human interactions with the Earth, as well as education...

Implementing a Land-Use Framework for Alberta

This presentation looks at the Government of Alberta's provincial Land-use Framework that includes the development of seven regional plans...

Innovative Community Based Park Planning: Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks Council

This presentation looks at how this unique non-profit organization utilizes a creative and innovative approach towards community-based park...

Law Enforcement in Parks and Protected Areas: Emerging Trends and Issues

This presentation provides background/context for the Ontario Parks system and its enforcement program and insight into how Ontario is...

Parks Legislation Update: Refining the Parks Classification System

This presentation looks at various aspects of proposed new Parks legislation in Alberta, including why legislation was suspended, feeback...

Parks Travel 2.0: How Park Agencies are Embracing Information Technology and Its Impact on Visitor Experience

This session examines how society currently uses information technology when planning and engaging in tourism. Using the five phases of...

Pesticide Reduction: Understanding the Consequences of your Actions

Perhaps one of the most controversial subjects for Parks people these days is the use of pesticides. Although pest control products have...

Preparing for Land-use Planning: Developing Spatially Explicit Inventories to Support TPR Outcomes

This presentation looks at the process of implementing Alberta’s Land Use Framework. The Ministry of Tourism, Parks and Recreation (TPR)is...

Stormwater Ecology: A Look at Wetland Protection, Environmental Planning and Parks

From an ecosystem and park management standpoint, stormwater inputs can be both savior and a liability. This presentation looks at Calgary’...

Systematic Conservation Planning in Alberta and the Alberta Species Conservation Atlas

This presentation looks at Alberta's Land Use Framework (LUF) and discuss approaches being used to model and predict the distribution of...

The Edmonton Master Naturalist Program: Building Community Stewardship Capacity

This presentation gives an overview of how and why Edmonton’s Master Naturalist Program was developed. It presents Edmonton’s experience of...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Urban Forestry Experiences in Edmonton

This session will focus on the Good the Bad and the Ugly lessons learned in maintaining Edmonton Urban Forest, including the need to plan,...

The Nose Hill Experience: Planning and Managing Trails for Multiple User Types

The presentation examines Nose Hill Park, one of the largest municpal parks in Canada and the second largest park in Calgary, and the...

Visitor Experience: Building a Connection Between Canadians and National Treasured Places

This presentation focuses on the strategies that Parks Canada has employed in order to ensure that it is well positioned to be relevant to...
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