Cultural Resources Toolkit for Marine Protected Area Managers

Author(s): Valerie J Grussing

Year: 2017


In marine protected area (MPA) planning and management, cultural resources are often undervalued, misinterpreted, or overlooked. However, cultural resources and the cultural heritage they embody offer dynamic opportunities for improving outcomes in nearly every MPA. Whether preserving fish stocks, saving habitat, or protecting archaeological sites, MPAs themselves are a new facet in the cultural heritage of a nation committed to maintaining and improving its human connections with the marine environment.

This online toolkit is designed to help change MPA manager perceptions of cultural heritage and resources. It will help managers and others engaged with MPAs to better understand and meet their legal obligations and embrace new heritage-based opportunities for achieving and maintaining successful MPAs.

Topics include:

Cultural Landscape Approach

Integrating Cultural Resources into MPA Management

Engagement, Outreach & Interpretation

Tribal and Indigenous Communities

Research, Monitoring & Evaluation

Intellectual Property & Sensitive Information

Climate Change Adaptation

Disaster Preparedness

Underwater Archaeology

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Cultural Resources Toolkit for Marine Protected Area Managers. Valerie J Grussing. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435589)

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