Envision researchers have recently published three new articles covering inclusive conservation approaches in different study areas.

Alaska, U.S.A.: Devin Goodson, University of Illinois, investigated perceived inclusivity and trust in protected area management decisions among stakeholders in the Denali region, Alaska. One of many important findings from this research is that the morality of agencies were the primary driver of perceived inclusivity in land management decisions, indicating that agencies should focus on solving problems through deliberation and discussion about moral principles rather than by force.

  • Goodson, D. J., van Riper, C. J., Andrade, R., Cebrián-Piqueras, M. A., & Hauber, M. E. (n.d.). Perceived inclusivity and trust in protected area management decisions among stakeholders in Alaska. People and Nature, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10312

Mjölby kommun, Sweden: Sara Zaman, University of Helsinki, led a study on public participation geographical information systems (PPGIS), assessing associations between landscape values, self-reported knowledge, and land-use. She found stronger spatial associations between landscape values and land-use types compared with landscape values and self-reported knowledge about landscape man
agement, highlighting the value of PPGIS in addressing the values of different land-use stakeholders, and the potential benefits of increased inclusivity in forms of local knowledge.

  • Zaman, S., Korpilo, S., Horcea-Milcu, A.-I., & Raymond, C. (2022). Associations between landscape values, self-reported knowledge, and land-use: A public participation GIS assessment. Ecosystems and People, 18(1), 212–225. https://doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2022.2052749

Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, Spain: Veronica Lo, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, worked with a diverse research team to investigate the relationship between values and visions for protected area management, and how these were affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. She found that differences in visions for park management were associated with differences in perceived drivers of change. Visions were largely stable during the pandemic, but any differences were expressed in terms of heightened perceptions of certain drivers associated with higher visitation rates, including mountain recreation, lack of environmental awareness, and changes in values and traditions.

  • Lo, V. B. P. G., López-Rodríguez, M. D., Metzger, M. J., Oteros-Rozas, E., Cebrián-Piqueras, M. A., Ruiz-Mallén, I., March, H., & Raymond, C. M. (2022). How stable are visions for protected area management? Stakeholder perspectives before and during a pandemic. People and Nature, 4(2), 445–461. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10292