George Wright Society on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 11 March 2013 to 15 March 2013

Where: Denver, Colorado

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Every two years, the George Wright Society organizes the USA's premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on parks, protected areas, and cultural sites. By these three overlapping terms we mean a broad array of places, both "cultural" and "natural," managed by different entities under a variety of designations:

  • Parks at all levels: federal, state/provincial, county, and city
  • Historic, archaeological, and other cultural sites; cultural landscapes; protected landscapes/seascapes
  • Research areas and designated wilderness within national and state forests; other protected natural areas
  • Grasslands, wildlife refuges, national monuments, and other protected public lands
  • Areas and sites administered by tribal nations and/or indigenous people; community-conserved areas; sacred natural sites
  • Marine protected areas; estuarine, freshwater, and other aquatic sanctuaries
  • Private land-trust reserves

The GWS Conference also encompasses disciplines and activities that link with or otherwise support the work of parks, such as GIS and museum work. Any member of the public is welcome to register and attend.