We recently confirmed that the 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites will be held in Oakland, California, from March 29 through April 2. This, the 18th in a series of conferences that date back to 1976, will be the first time GWS has organized one in the Bay Area. More details will be available in the coming weeks.
Sample the current issue of our journal, The George Wright Forum
Volume 30, no. 3 • December 2013
The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series: Embracing the diversity and depth of American Latino heritage
History textbooks typically present only a narrow—and sometimes distorted—view of the Latino experience in the USA. In the latest essay, Joseph Sánchez and Angélica Sánchez-Clark show how NPS can break through old stereotypes, tell a more inclusive story, and be more relevant to Latino Americans today. Read the essay
Check out these recent publications by GWS members:
Keeping it Wild in the National Park Service • USNPS Wilderness Program
User guide to including wilderness character in management
Wilderness Stewardship Plan Handbook • USNPS Wilderness Program
How-to guide to creating wilderness stewardship plans
Philanthropy and the National Park Service • Jacqueline Vaughn
Historical view of NPS funding partnerships
Action on the Ground III • Parks Canada
Latest on Parks Canada's ecological integrity program
To Conserve Unimpaired • Robert B. Keiter
Analysis of the evolution of the national park idea
What's your passion?
At the GWS, our passion is protected areas: the special places—natural areas and cultural sites alike—that are being safeguarded for perpetuity by people like you all over the world. We are dedicated to building the knowledge needed to protect, manage, and understand protected areas around the globe. The GWS is the one organization whose sole focus is on the scientific and heritage values of parks and other kinds of protected areas, from the largest wilderness area to the smallest historic site. Are these your core values too? Then help us make them a reality!