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Nature-based tourism, environment and land management.

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This book looks at the economic, social and environmental consequences of nature-based tourism, and its effects on land managers. It discusses the importance of links and partnerships, as well as the conflicts, between commercial tourism interests and land management agencies. The book includes 15 technical chapters drawn from the Fenner Conference on Nature Tourism and the Environment, held in Ca...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 25)

Applying public-purpose marketing in the USA to protect relationships with public lands.

As domestic and international recreation demands on federal lands in the USA continue to increase, there is a growing need for commitment of revenue to provide services and meet stewardship mandates. With increasing demand and testing of methods to provide needed resources, the relationships between the public and public lands are changing. One force of that change has been a tendency towards more business-like approaches to managing public lands in the USA, including the use of marketing and customer fees. A recent test for applying marketing principles to the establishment of fee policies for Forest Service lands entailed active engagement by scientists, managers and planners, marketing consultants and key members of the public. A proposal has emerged to blend marketing activities with protection of public land resources through a focus on relationships, trust, commitment and social responsibility.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The practice and politics of tourism and land management. Author(s): Buckley, R.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Nature-based tourism and sustainability: issues and approaches. Author(s): Pickering, C. Weaver, D. B.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 11) Sustainable tourism: world trends and challenges ahead. Author(s): Yunis, E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 17) Private reserves: the conservation corporation Africa model. Author(s): Carlisle, L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 35) The financial liability of park managers for visitor injuries. Author(s): McDonald, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 51) Visitor fees, tour permits and asset and risk management by parks agencies: Australian case study. Author(s): Buckley, R. Witting, N. Guest, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 61) The net economic benefits of recreation and timber production in selected New South Wales native forests. Author(s): Ward, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 77) Moving nearer to heaven: growth and change in the Greater Yellowstone Region, USA. Author(s): Johnson, J. Maxwell, B. Aspinall, R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 89) Visitor-impact data in a land-management context. Author(s): Buckley, R. King, N.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 101) Small recreational and tourist vessels in inshore coastal areas: a characterization of types of impacts. Author(s): Warnken, J. Byrnes, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 111) Establishing best-practice environmental management: lessons from the Australian tour-boat industry. Author(s): Byrnes, T. Warnken, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 123) Impacts of nature tourism on the Mount Kosciuszko alpine area, Australia. Author(s): Pickering, C. Johnston, S. Green, K. Enders, G.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 137) Ecological change as a result of winter tourism: snow manipulation in the Australian Alps. Author(s): Pickering, C. Hill, W.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 151) A method for calculating environmental sensitivity to walker trampling in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Author(s): Whinam, J. Chilcott, N. Ling, R. Wyatt, P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 167) Modelling potential for nature-based tourism. Author(s): Arrowsmith, C.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 181) Contributions of non-consumptive wildlife tourism to conservation. Author(s): Higginbottom, K. Tribe, A. Booth, R.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 197) Balancing conservation and visitation in protected areas. Author(s): Bushell, R.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, Department of the Interior, Box 8089, Missoula, Montana, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2003
  • ISBN
  • 9780851997322
  • Record Number
  • 20033194519