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Title: A National Park regional integration strategy with special reference to Riding Mountain National Park
Authors: Fay, Michael Philip
Issue Date: 1981
Abstract: This thesis intends to examine the interrelationships between a National Park and its region and to develop a strategy to enable Parks Canada to pursue regional integration of Canadian National Parks. The basic thesis is that planned regional integration of a National Park, while a complex matter requiring co-operation from a number of levels of government, is no longer a problem that can be ignored. Regional integration constitutes an important Parks Canada program activity which can be handled successfully if the committment exists and if a well through out approach is adopted and put into practice. This thesis consists of two major parts. The first (sections 1 to 4 inclusive) defines the need for regional integration and provides the theoretical framework necessary for the development of a strategy suitable for Parks Canada use. Part I includes an elaboration of the need for regional integration and an examination of the Canadian experience including an evaluation of existing Parks Canada efforts (section 2); an analysis of the factors that have hindered the application of the regional integration concept (section 3); and the formulation of a model that Parks Canada could adopt as the basis for formulating a regional integration program (section 4). The second part of the thesis is intended to test the application of the model to Riding Mountain National Park and its periphery region...
Other Identifiers: ocm72768785
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