Factors Affecting Development of Sustained Collaboration in Regional Land Management. A case study of the Beaver Hills Initiative
In a qualitative case study of a long term (10 year) voluntary collaboration between three levels of government, ENGOs and academic partners, this presentation explores the contributions of social capital and place to regional collaboration. The case study provides an empirical analysis of approaches used to recruit support to innovative land management initiatives. Using a cooperative, science-based approach, the BHI partners have tackled increasingly complex management issues in the Beaver Hills Moraine, a regionally significant natural area. Early results suggest social capital and place can contribute to collaborative sustainable development.
Presentation from the 2013 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Parks Forum