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Title: From confrontation to conservation: the Banff National Park experience

Author: Hodgins, Douglas W.; Green, Jeffrey E.; Harrison, Gail; Roulet, Jillian;

Date: 2000

Source: In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 281-289

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Description: Banff National Park, the flagship of the Canadian national park system, has become the focus of debate over park use versus protected area conservation. In response to the debate, the Minister of Canadian Heritage commissioned an independent review. The resulting Banff-Bow Valley Study report and Banff National Park Management Plan are landmark documents. The work was a blend of science and public policy review and an innovative approach to public involvement. This paper summarizes the Banff-Bow Valley Study, Parks Canada response and the influence of the overall process on Parks Canada policy and program.

Keywords: wilderness, tourism, conservation, science, public policy, public involvement, public opinion, values, Banff National Park, Alberta

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Hodgins, Douglas W.; Green, Jeffrey E.; Harrison, Gail; Roulet, Jillian 2000. From confrontation to conservation: the Banff National Park experience. In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 281-289

 


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