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    Author(s): Margot Herd; Paul Heintzman
    Date: 2012
    Source: In: Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc; Watts, Clifton E., Jr., eds. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-94. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 197-203.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The creation of a national park changes the local community's relationship to the land. In 1973, Parks Canada created Gros Morne National Park around existing communities and only relocated a small number of inhabitants to nearby communities. While park creation placed some restrictions on traditional activities, compromises were made to allow the continuation of some recreational and subsistence activities normally not permitted in national parks. This study investigates the local community members' perceptions of how their lives have changed since the creation of Gros Morne National Park.

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    Herd, Margot; Heintzman, Paul. 2012. The impact of park development on the lives of local inhabitants within Gros Morne National Park. In: Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc; Watts, Clifton E., Jr., eds. Proceedings of the 2010 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-94. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 197-203.

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