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. 2 • August 2013
The National Park Service Centennial Essay Series: Lessons from Hawaii—What NPS can learn from Native people
In this installment of the Essay series, Melia Lane-Kamahele gives us her unique perspective—as a Native Hawaiian and a career NPS employee—on what the agency can learn from indigenous peoples and cultures. Read the essay
Check out these recent publications by GWS members:
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
Wildlife Watching in America's National Parks • Gary W. Vequist & Daniel S. Licht
A field guide to the best wildlife spots
Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management • Daniel J. Decker et al.
Second edition of the flagship book on the subject
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!