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Subsistence, tourism, and research: Layers of meaning in Lake Clark National Park and PreserveAuthor(s): Karen Gaul
Source: In: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 29-34
Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionOverlapping designations of park, preserve, and wilderness are assigned to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in south-central Alaska. The Park was established in 1980 as a result of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Consisting of over four million acres, it includes homelands and hunting and fishing grounds for the inland Dena’ina, a northern Athabaskan-speaking people, who still engage in subsistence practices within the park. Dena’ina understandings of the environment include multiple spiritual dimensions. The Park and Preserve are also used by sport fishers and hunters, backpackers, rafters, and other park visitors who are in search of a variety of wilderness experiences. National Park Service researchers conduct a range of research projects that contribute to efforts to monitor and protect cultural and natural resources in the area. In the midst of these multiple layers of designation, meaning and use, differences in perspective and value are constantly negotiated.
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CitationGaul, Karen. 2007. Subsistence, tourism, and research: Layers of meaning in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. In: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 29-34
Keywordswilderness, biodiversity, protected areas, economics, subsistence, tourism, traditional knowledge, community involvement, policy, stewardship, education, spiritual values
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