Cultural Resources Toolkit for Marine Protected Area Managers
Author(s): Valerie J Grussing
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.
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
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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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