Proceedings of the GWS Conferences on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites

In 1982 the Society began hosting a series of conferences (now held biennially) which has become the USA's leading recurring professional forum on protected area issues.  For most of the conferences a proceedings  volume has been published.  Except where noted below as being out of print, the proceedings are available for purchase as paperback books.  Beginning with the 2001 conference, proceedings are also available as free PDF downloads.

You can explore the rich knowledge base that has been created over the past 25+ years by following the links below.

As a benefit of membership, GWS members get a 25% discount off the prices shown below.

 


The 2013 GWS Conference • Denver, CO

Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2013 George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites • Samantha Weber, ed.

Availability: Digital book (PDF format). • Price: no charge

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The 2011 GWS Conference • New Orleans, LA

Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2011 George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites • Samantha Weber, ed.

Availability: Digital book (PDF format). • Price: no charge

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The 2009 GWS Conference • Portland, Oregon

Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2009 George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites • Samantha Weber, ed.

Availability: Paperback book, 352 pp. • Price: $37 • Go to publications order form |

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The 2007 GWS Conference • St. Paul, Minnesota

Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2007 George Wright Society Biennial Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites • Samantha Weber and David Harmon, eds.

Availability: Paperback book, 330 pp. • Price: $35; CD: $10 • Go to publications order form | Free PDF downloads

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The 2005 GWS Conference • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

People, Places, and Parks • David Harmon, ed.

Availability: Paperback book, 487 pp. • Price $35; CD: $10 • Go to publications order form | Free PDF downloads

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The 2003 GWS Conference • San Diego, California

Protecting Our Diverse Heritage: The Role of Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites • David Harmon, Bruce M. Kilgore, and Gay E. Vietzke, eds.

Availability: Paperback book, 428 pp. • Price: $26; CD: $10 • Go to publications order form | Free PDF downloads

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The 2001 GWS Conference • Denver, Colorado

Crossing Boundaries in Park Management • David Harmon, ed.

Availability: Paperback book, 426 pp. • Price: $20; CD: $10 • Go to publications order form | Free PDF downloads

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The 1999 GWS Conference • Asheville, North Carolina

On the Frontiers of Conservation • David Harmon, ed.

Availability: Paperback book, 484 pp. • Price: $18 • Go to publications order form

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The 1997 GWS Conference • Albuquerque, New Mexico

Making Protection Work • David Harmon, ed.

Availability: Paperback book, 493 pp. • Price: $18 • Go to publications order form

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The 1995 GWS Conference • Portland, Oregon

Sustainable Society and Protected Areas • Robert M. Linn, ed.

Availability: Paperback book, 300 pp. (OUT OF PRINT)

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The 1992 GWS Conference • Jacksonville, Florida

Partners in Stewardship • William E. Brown and Stephen D. Veirs, Jr., eds.

Availability: Paperback book, 479 pp. • Price: $16 • Go to publications order form

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The 1990 GWS Conference • El Paso, Texas

A Society Platform for the Next Deacde

Availability: No proceedings were produced from this conference.


The 1988 GWS Conference • Tucson, Arizona

Parks and Neighbors: Maintaining Diversity Across Political Boundaries

Availability: No proceedings were produced from this conference.


The 1986 GWS Conference • Fort Collins, Colorado

Conference on Science in the National Parks

Availability: Set of 8 books, available individually (if still in print) • Price: $8 per volume • Go to publications order form

  • Vol. 1. The Plenary Sessions, Raymond Herrmann & Terri Bostedt-Craig, eds.
  • Vol. 2. Wildlife Management and Habitats, Francis J. Singer, ed.
  • Vol. 3. Physical Processes and Water Resources, Marshall Flug, ed. (OUT OF PRINT)
  • Vol. 4. Vegetation Change & Historic Landscape Management, Susan Bratton, ed.
  • Vol. 5. Management of Exotic Species in Natural Communities, L. K. Thomas, Jr., ed.
  • Vol. 6. Fisheries and Coastal Wetlands Research, Gary Larson & Michael Soukup, eds.
  • Vol. 7. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Freshwater Wetlands Research, Douglas A. Wilcox, ed.
  • Vol. 8. Geographic Information Systems, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, ed.

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The 1982 GWS Conference • Washington, D.C.

Strategy Conference: Protection of Cultural and Natural Resources—A Research and Education Agenda

Availability: No proceedings were produced from this conference; some papers from the conference were published in The George Wright Forum.