Cultural Resources Toolkit for Marine Protected Area Managers

Author(s): Valerie Grussing

Year: 2014


Most marine protected areas (MPAs) in the U.S. were established to protect biological diversity and ecosystem resources, and MPA managers and staff often lack expertise on cultural resource management. The Cultural Heritage Resources Working Group of the MPA Federal Advisory Committee produced a white paper recommending a Cultural Landscape Approach for integrated management of cultural and natural resources within the National MPA System. Now, the group is taking the next step to put cultural resource information and tools in the hands of MPA managers. A virtual toolkit will consist of a modular approach to cultural resource management training and information, focusing on MPAs. A Fall 2013 workshop will beta test and refine the developing product, and this session will solicit input from conference attendees.Topics will include:’Cultural Heritage MPAs 101: benefits, goals, management planning, monitoring; ‘Cultural Landscape Approach; ‘Jurisdiction in the marine environment; ‘Tribal and indigenous issues: authority, rights, cultural resources, TEK, TCPs;’Underwater archaeology training; ‘Climate change and cultural resources.

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Cultural Resources Toolkit for Marine Protected Area Managers. Valerie Grussing. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437286)

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): SYM-72,05