ISPAM Resources

Adaptative Management and Planning

Adaptive Management Technical Guide

This guide contains steps for determining when and how to apply adaptive management for managing natural resources. This includes an operational definition of adaptive management, the conditions in which to use adaptive management, and the process of using adaptive management.

Presented by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Protected Areas Planning Manual

This manual identifies the legal and policy foundation for planning of Ontario’s protected areas. It offers a transparent and predictable approach to protected area planning, emphasizing early planning using relevant information and consistent decision-making frameworks. 

Developed for Ontario’s provincial protected area system by the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Managing Protected Areas for Sustainable Tourism: Prospects for Adaptive Co-management

This article highlights the prospects of using adaptive co-management, supported by social-ecological systems theory, as an alternative approach to managing protected areas for sustainable tourism.

Alleviating Multiple Threats to Protected Areas with Adaptive Ecosystem Management - The Case of Waterton–Glacier International Peace Park

This paper describes an adaptive ecosystem management framework for alleviating the multiple threats facing protected areas with special reference to Waterton–Glacier International Peace Park.