000011554 001__ 11554
000011554 037__ $$a3443
000011554 041__ $$aEnglish
000011554 100__ $$aFagre, D. B.
000011554 100__ $$aPrato, T.
000011554 245__ $$aNational parks and protected areas: Approaches for balancing social, economic and ecological values
000011554 260__ $$c2004
000011554 260__ $$b
000011554 490__ $$aAbstract
000011554 507__ $$aMFOLL
000011554 511__ $$aCrysparticle
000011554 511__ $$aCryosphere
000011554 520__ $$a&quot;The balance of nature in any strict sense has been upset long ago and the only option we have is to create a new balance objectively determined for each area in accordance with the intended use of that area,&quot; said Aldo Leopold, 1927, in a letter to the Superintendent of Glacier National Park.<br /> <br /> The planning and management staff of state/national parks and protected areas face a complex set of management problems and an uncertain future. Today, internal and external forces are combining with changes in management philosophy (from a species to an ecosystem focus) to create a new direction in natural resources management. National Parks and Protected Areas: Approaches for Balancing Social, Economic and Ecological Values is peerless in its unified treatment of the issues surrounding this subject. From decision-making for planning and management to the principles of ecology and economics, this text examines the analytical methods, information technologies, and planning and management problems associated with protected area planning and management. Protected area managers and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in natural resource management will appreciate this highly readable book.<br /> <br /> Features include:<ul class='square_dot_ul'><li> A multidisciplinary, systems perspective</li><li>Focus on science and knowledge-based natural resource management</li><li>Concentration on North American national parks and protected areas with information and examples from other parts of the world</li><li> Clarification of methods for dealing with social, economic, and ecological uncertainty</li><li> Explanations of biophysical and economic simulation models and information management technologies: GIS, remote sensing, decision support systems, computer animation, etc.</li><li> Discussion of the role of local communities and joint decision making for designing and implementing management strategies</li><li> Case studies which show multi-dimensional decision-making for specific management problems and issues.</li></ul>&nbsp;
000011554 653__ $$aprotected area
000011554 653__ $$aecology
000011554 653__ $$aeconomics
000011554 653__ $$ainformation technology
000011554 653__ $$anational park
000011554 653__ $$aplanning
000011554 653__ $$apolicy
000011554 653__ $$aresource management
000011554 653__ $$aRocky Mountains
000011554 653__ $$aUnited States
000011554 650__ $$aKnowledge management
000011554 650__ $$aICT for development/DSS
000011554 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000011554 650__ $$aMountain tourism
000011554 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000011554 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000011554 691__ $$aKnowledge management
000011554 691__ $$aICT for development/DSS
000011554 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000011554 691__ $$aMountain tourism
000011554 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000011554 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000011554 773__ $$pBlackwell Publishing Professional http://store.blackwell-professional.com/0813812488  .html
000011554 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/11554/files/3443.pdf
000011554 980__ $$aARTICLE