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Parks Stewardship Forum
The Interdisciplinary Journal of Place-Based Conservation
Co-Published by
the University of California, Berkeley.  Institute for People, Parks, and Biodiversity

and the George Wright Society

The University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity and the George Wright Society have joined forces to create an interdisciplinary open-access journal to serve the global stewards of parks, protected/conserved areas, and cultural sites—the people at the forefront of conserving the special places most crucial to safeguarding the world’s cultural and natural heritage.


Parks Stewardship Forum continues—and significantly expands upon—the nearly 40-year publishing record of The George Wright Forum, which from 1981 through 2018 served as the the George Wright Society’s journal of parks, protected areas, and cultural sites. Since its inception in 2020,  Parks Stewardship Forum content has been requested over 117,000 times.


Like its predecessor, Parks Stewardship Forum explores innovative thinking and offers enduring perspectives on critical issues across the whole spectrum of place-based heritage management and stewardship. It is the only professional conservation journal with an interdisciplinary focus, publishing insights from all fields related to parks, protected/conserved areas, cultural sites, and other forms of place-based conservation.

Parks Stewardship Forum is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Interested in publishing with us? We welcome proposals for papers and photoessays. There is an option for contributors to have their papers peer reviewed.


The current issue:

May 2024

You can find Parks Stewardship Forum on two websites, each with a distinct purpose:


  • On the University of California’s eScholarship platform at This site is designed for scholarly reference and use, with articles readable and downloadable in press-quality PDF format accompanied by DOIs.

  • On IPPB’s website at This site is designed with online browsing and reading in mind. The PDFs here are delivered at a lower resolution for quicker loading, but otherwise the content of the two sites is identical.


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