Protected Area Management
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 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.
Protected Areas Beyond Borders – Join our extensive network of alumni to exchange ideas, share experiences, learn and generate solutions to PA issues.
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We at the Protected Areas: Beyond Borders network would love to feature more of our members’ work and images from the field. As such, we are calling for photo submissions to highlight on our group page and to potentially feature as the cover photo for the group.
There is no limit to the number of pictures that can be shared but we ask that you create a post with the pictures and include some contextual information including but not limited to: location taken (and date if known), and a short background story of the significance behind the photo.
We are accepting the photos on a rolling basis and will aim to make the first change to our cover photo on April 1. Thank you to all our previous submissions including our last contest winner Petru Vinari… See MoreSee Less
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Another great opportunity for network members:
Please join us this coming Wednesday, March 22nd for a webinar (8am Colorado time; GMT-6) with Andrew Grossman, Director of Destination Management with the Colorado Tourism Office for a webinar titled Sustainable tourism product development: achieving balance and contributing to the quality of life proposition of your place. Please register here if you would like to attend: https://bit.ly/STCLPWebinars
This webinar is part of the Ongoing Sustainable Tourism Community of Learning and Practice co-hosted by USFS IP and the Center for Protected Area Management at Colorado State University. This community includes Webinars, our Protecting Hope Podcast, and Tourism Talk Tuesdays. There will also be a biennial conference offered in November 2024.
Please let us know if you have any questions.We are excited to invite you to the next event in our series of activities with our Ongoing Sustainable Tourism Community of Learning and Practice. Join us this coming Wednesday, March 22nd for a webinar (8am Colorado time; GMT-6) with Andrew Grossman, Director of Destination Management with the Colorado Tourism Office. Please register here: bit.ly/STCLPWebinars
The webinar is titled Sustainable tourism product development: achieving balance and contributing to the quality of life proposition of your place.
This webinar is part of the Ongoing Community of Learning and Practice focused on Sustainable Tourism co-hosted by the Center for Protected Area Management at CSU and the US Forest Service International Programs.
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