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Landscape Scale Community and Economic Development

Creating and implementing programs to jump start community and economic development is never easy. However, there are many benefits of doing so at a landscape scale. The opportunity for regional promotions, sharing capacity building initiatives, and assembling a critical mass of attractions are just a few. What are some successful examples of this work and what might the future hold?

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The Role of Storytelling in Landscape Conservation

The idea of using cultural objects or site-specific historic places as a way convey a story is customary practice in heritage interpretation. However, storytelling on a landscape scale is less common. Heritage areas and the United States National Heritage Area (NHA) program in particular have demonstrated the power of this approach to build partnerships and unify a region. More recently the movement to conserve landscapes at scale has recognized the significance of storytelling to connect people to the resource. More challenging is telling the less visible stories.

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Naturecultrues Dialogue: Rural Landscapes and Integrated Management

This NatureCultures dialogue explores rural landscapes where nature and culture intersect in myriad ways. These places have much to teach us about taking integrative approaches to conservation that bring together diverse values, disciplines and aims. Spanning a vast area of the planet’s surface, these landscapes and waterscapes serve as the foundation of economic livelihoods and food security worldwide, while encompassing an array of tangible and intangible cultural heritage values that are interlinked with natural values such as biodiversity, agrobiodiversity and ecosystem services.

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Naturecultures Dialogue: Connecting Practice

Since 2013, ICOMOS and IUCN have been conducting ‘Connecting Practice’ – a joint project aimed at developing new methods and conservation strategies that recognize and sustain the interconnected character of the natural, cultural, and social values of World Heritage sites.

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US Public Lands: Where to Now?

While the big excitement is the passage of the America’s Great Outdoors Act, there is a lot more happening on our public lands and most of it is not good news. Negative impact include the shrinking of our national monuments as well as proposals for energy extraction and the roll back of regulatory protections.These actions leave cultural and natural resources vulnerable to destruction. But what about the future, where should we be heading?

Read More »

Landscape Scale Community and Economic Development

Creating and implementing programs to jump start community and economic development is never easy. However, there are many benefits of doing so at a landscape scale. The opportunity for regional promotions, sharing capacity building initiatives, and assembling a critical mass of attractions are just a few. What are some successful examples of this work and what might the future hold?

Read More »

The Role of Storytelling in Landscape Conservation

The idea of using cultural objects or site-specific historic places as a way convey a story is customary practice in heritage interpretation. However, storytelling on a landscape scale is less common. Heritage areas and the United States National Heritage Area (NHA) program in particular have demonstrated the power of this approach to build partnerships and unify a region. More recently the movement to conserve landscapes at scale has recognized the significance of storytelling to connect people to the resource. More challenging is telling the less visible stories.

Read More »

Naturecultrues Dialogue: Rural Landscapes and Integrated Management

This NatureCultures dialogue explores rural landscapes where nature and culture intersect in myriad ways. These places have much to teach us about taking integrative approaches to conservation that bring together diverse values, disciplines and aims. Spanning a vast area of the planet’s surface, these landscapes and waterscapes serve as the foundation of economic livelihoods and food security worldwide, while encompassing an array of tangible and intangible cultural heritage values that are interlinked with natural values such as biodiversity, agrobiodiversity and ecosystem services.

Read More »

Naturecultures Dialogue: Connecting Practice

Since 2013, ICOMOS and IUCN have been conducting ‘Connecting Practice’ – a joint project aimed at developing new methods and conservation strategies that recognize and sustain the interconnected character of the natural, cultural, and social values of World Heritage sites.

Read More »

US Public Lands: Where to Now?

While the big excitement is the passage of the America’s Great Outdoors Act, there is a lot more happening on our public lands and most of it is not good news. Negative impact include the shrinking of our national monuments as well as proposals for energy extraction and the roll back of regulatory protections.These actions leave cultural and natural resources vulnerable to destruction. But what about the future, where should we be heading?

Read More »