Parks Stewardship Forum
The Interdisciplinary Journal of Place-Based Conservation
The UC Berkeley Institute for People, Parks, and Biodiversity
The George Wright Society
The UC Berkeley Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity and the George Wright Society are excited to announce that they have joined forces to create a new interdisciplinary journal to serve the global stewards of parks, protected 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 will continue—and significantly expand 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.
Like its predecessor, Parks Stewardship Forum will explore innovative thinking and offer enduring perspectives on critical issues across the whole spectrum of place-based heritage management and stewardship. It will continue to be the only professional conservation journal with an interdisciplinary focus, publishing insights from all fields related to parks, protected areas, and cultural sites.
Parks Stewardship Forum will also serve as one of the communication vehicles of the new UC Berkeley Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity, bridging the published research of the University of California and other academic institutions into real-world applications.
Beyond this, we plan to take the new incarnation of the Forum to higher level, with a specific recognition that parks and public lands play an increasingly important role in broader issues such as climate adaptation, public health, education, jobs, Indigenous sovereignty, and environmental justice, among others. Parks Stewardship Forum will feature younger and more diverse voices, both for their own sake and in service of helping prepare the next generation of conservation leaders.
Interested in publishing with us? We are now accepting proposals for papers and photoessays. There is an option for contributors to have their papers peer reviewed if they desire.
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