Capstone Project Title
Jana Lo Bello Miller
Public lands have long been treasured by the citizens and communities that surround them. They provide a multitude of recreational opportunities to the people as well as needed ecological services to the greater ecosystems in which they are located. The management of these lands traditionally on governmental agencies or non-profit organizations. The goal of this project is to explore and develop avenues for public involvement in the natural resource management process and to answer the question of: How can land managers harness public involvement and understanding to advance conservation efforts? The Public Parallel Natural Areas Management System (PPNAMS) was developed through extensive research into the fields of conservation planning, environmental education, citizen science, human dimensions, and collaborative conservation. Processes and procedures from a variety of agencies and studies were referenced in the construction of the system. The resulting guide was designed to serve as a guide to land managers to build public participation into management activities. Future expansion, limitations, and policy implications are discussed.
Adult Education, Community Building, Environmental Studies, Conservation education
Colling, Alexander, "Utilizing Public Involvement As A Driver For Conservation Efforts" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 626.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects