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International Seminar on
Protected Area Management
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Learn the U.S. approach to protected area management
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Experience protected area management across multiple environments
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Think critically about protected area management relevancy
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Practice applying protected area management in your home country
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Build a worldwide network of protected area practitioners

What is ISPAM?

The International Seminar on Protected Area Management (ISPAM) is a collaborative initiative developed to share ideas and advance protected area management globally. ISPAM aims to bring PA practitioners together from around the world to co-generate knowledge and create a community of practice around protected area management (PAM).

ISPAM is co-run by the US Forest Service International Programs and the University of Montana, each bringing their own professional knowledge to the seminar. Expertise in applying PAM strategies and building capacity around PAM are shared by the Forest Service, while the University of Montana brings institutional knowledge and critical concepts of PAM.

ISPAM - International Seminar on protected Area Management
ISPAM Seminars

ISPAM in-person seminar

Our 3-week seminar works to bring together protected area professionals from around the globe for a deep dive into the best practices surrounding PA management using a US-based approach.

PABB Network

Protected Areas Beyond Borders – Join our extensive network of alumni to exchange ideas, share experiences, learn and generate solutions to PA issues.

ISPAM Protected Area Network

What's new in the PABB Network?

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11 months ago

ISPAM-2nd week in Browning and Kalispell, Montana !!
The 2023 ISPAM group has been visited Blackfeet Nation discussing the indigenous perspectives on conservation and sharing their experiences. We visited Glacier NP and Flathead National Forest area learned about visitor and concession management, Transboundary collaboration , community engagement including planning process.
Take aways are much more, some are :-
- Integration of awareness /education, infrastructure and law enforcement work are complementing each other.
- Recognition of indigenous right and contribution as well as ownership of indigenous communities is vital in Natural resources management and successful collaboration eg. re-establishing of Bison 🦬 around chief mountain.
We enjoyed the beauty of Nature in and around Blackfeet Nation and Glacier National Park. I found that nothing is compare to nature beauty and I felt haven is around us when we visited Glacier National Park.
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ISPAM-2nd  week in Browning and Kalispell,  Montana !!
The 2023 ISPAM group has been visited Blackfeet Nation discussing the indigenous perspectives on conservation and sharing their experiences. We visited Glacier NP and Flathead National Forest area learned about visitor and concession management, Transboundary collaboration , community engagement including planning process.  
Take aways are much more, some are :- 
- Integration of awareness /education, infrastructure and law enforcement work are complementing each other. 
- Recognition of indigenous right and contribution as well as ownership of  indigenous communities is vital in Natural resources management and  successful collaboration eg. re-establishing of Bison 🦬 around chief mountain.
We enjoyed the beauty of Nature in and around Blackfeet Nation and Glacier National Park. I found that nothing is  compare to nature beauty and I felt haven is around us when we visited  Glacier National Park.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
11 months ago

Meet Gracie, bark ranger in Glacier National Park with unusual job. She is border collie trained to be wildlife shepherding dog through "bark ranger" program founded by the Glacier National Park Conservancy. Gracie helps keep wildlife and humans a safe distance apart. Together with Ranger Mark, Gracie move bighorn sheep and mountain goats out main trails and parking lots. They also meet visitors and teach people how to enjoy park wildlife safely. Go girl Gracie ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Gracie, bark ranger  in Glacier National Park with unusual job. She is border collie trained to be wildlife shepherding dog through bark ranger program founded by the Glacier National Park Conservancy. Gracie helps keep wildlife and humans a safe distance apart. Together with Ranger Mark, Gracie move bighorn sheep and mountain goats out main trails and parking lots. They also meet visitors and teach people how to enjoy park wildlife safely. Go girl Gracie ❤️Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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2019

"bark ranger" 😂

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