Scaling Up Resource Stewardship in the National Park Service
An important element of this work is integrating resource stewardship for cultural and natural values. Some strategies for doing this include building on the success of non-traditional units such as heritage areas and partnership parks, demonstrating the great diversity of the National Park System (parks and programs), and empowering local people and partners to tell their stories on a landscape scale. As part of this work it is important to engage with other large landscape initiatives for example the Large Landscape Cooperatives and share our practices particularly in areas where the agency has special expertise such as the recognition and management of cultural landscapes.
The session will include speakers from the National Park Service who will provide updates on the agency's Scaling Up initiative, on the rethinking of the cultural landscape program, and on new ideas for reanimating the Man and Biosphere Reserve program.