Forum: Conservation & Cultural Achievements in US National Parks

FACET (Forum Avocating Cultural and Eco-Tourism) is presenting a 2 hour event on 16 August 2012, in which Steve Martin, former Deputy Director, US National Park Service (NPS), and his wife Dr Cyd Mar1n, former Director of Indian Affairs & American Culture for the Intermountain Region of NPS (USA), will introduce the US National Park system - describing its history; the range of its natural and cultural areas; and its key programs and initiaves.

Using the example of the Grand Canyon National Park, a number of conservation challenges will be addressed including the issues around - uranium mining; aircraft over-­‐flights; Native American cooperative programs; the affects of hydro electric power on natural resources; and the infrastructure requirements for visitor enjoyment.

A number of cultural programs of interest to Australia within US protected areas will also be described. These include: subsistence uses and special accommodations for tourism and native / local residents (Alaska-­‐Gates of the Arctic National Park); watershed management versus natural / cultural values, commercial cultural tourism, and contemporary best practices (Canyon de Chelly National Monument); the issues of cultural tourism and coopera:on in a remote park (Navajo National Monument); and the nexus between living history and cultural protection (Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site).

  • Venue:
    WA Conservation Science Centre, DEC, Kensington
  • Date:
    Thursday 16 August 2012, 5.00-7.00pm
  • Cost:
    $35  FACET Members
    $25  FACET students/unwaged
    $45  Non-Members
    $35  Non-member students/unwaged

Includes nibbles & refreshments.

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