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Protected area management

July 23, 2014

Designated protected areas are diverse in scope and purpose and have expanded from Yellowstone National Park in the United States, the world’s first national park, to 157,897 parks and protected areas distributed globally. Most are publicly owned and serve multiple needs that reflect regional or national cultures. With ever-increasing threats to the integrity of protected areas, managers are turning to flexible management practices such as scenario planning and adaptive management.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2014
Title Protected area management
DOI 10.1081/E-ENRL-120048426
Authors Daniel B. Fagre, Tony Prato
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70132445
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center