Tools For Understanding Sense Of Place Can Help Us Manage Natural Areas
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Rosaline Canessa is an associate professor of geography at the University of Victoria. Her work is related to planning and environmental impact assessment for integrated coastal management, offshore hydrocarbon development, fisheries, aquaculture, marine recreation and tourism, and marine protected areas.

                       

Tools For Understanding Sense Of Place Can Help Us Manage Natural Areas

A sense of place can be broadly defined as the collection of meanings, values, symbols, and feelings people associate with a particular locality1, and it is a concept that is widely recognized by scholars and researchers as being integral for sustainable natural resource planning and management. By understanding and giving due attention to people’s relationships to a place, a natural area can be managed in a manner that is socially and culturally conscious, as well as environmentally and economically sound.  Although...

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