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Adventure volunteering or volunteering for adventure: The use of volunteers for environmental management

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Marsden-Smedley, JB, Adventure volunteering or volunteering for adventure: The use of volunteers for environmental management, School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference Abstracts, 2010, 28 June 2010, Sandy Bay, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

Abstract

Land management agencies are frequently between a rock and a hard place due to the increasing gap between the resources required for effective environmental management versus the resources actually available. Adventure volunteering has the potential to assist land managers by providing a pool of effective, motivated and experienced workers, whilst also providing volunteers with positive and rewarding experiences so that they remain in the program and long-term follow-up works are performed. This paper will discuss these issues, outline a set of criteria that need to be met for programs to be effective and provide examples from groups doing remote area weed management in Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:volunteers, land management
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species
Objective Field:Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species not elsewhere classified
Author:Marsden-Smedley, JB (Dr Jonathan Marsden-Smedley)
ID Code:65573
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-11-23
Last Modified:2010-11-23
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