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A method for assessing protected area allocations using a typology of landscape values

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Raymond, CM and Brown, G, A method for assessing protected area allocations using a typology of landscape values, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 49, (6) pp. 797-812. ISSN 0964-0568 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/09640560600945331

Abstract

Traditional park and reserve selection techniques that rely exclusively on expert assessment can marginalize local knowledge and values in the review process. Using survey data from the Otways region of Victoria, Australia, we present a method that differentiates between public and private lands using locally perceived landscape values. The results are used to assess prospective national park expansion areas. Two data models of mapped landscape values - vector and raster - were analysed using discriminant analysis to classify and predict land status. Results indicate survey respondents hold more indirect and less tangible values for national parks and reserves, and more direct use values for private lands. There was moderate agreement between public and expert-derived national park boundaries. The mapping of local landscape values appears useful in planning and reviewing public land classifications, and when combined with biological assessments, can strengthen protected areas planning and management in Australia and elsewhere.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:discriminant analysis, national park, nature reserve, protected area
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Raymond, CM (Dr Chris Raymond)
ID Code:95890
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Centre for Environment
Deposited On:2014-10-10
Last Modified:2014-11-12
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