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Open Access Publications from the University of California



Parks Stewardship Forum is an open-access journal published digitally on the University of California’s eScholarship platform ( An interactive version of the journal is also available at

Open-Access Publishing

Open-access publishing serves the missions of the Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity and the George Wright Society to share, freely and broadly, research and knowledge produced by and for those who manage parks, protected areas, and cultural sites throughout the world.


All original material published in Parks Stewardship Forum is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. More information about this license is available at

Plagiarism Screening

As a standard best practice in publishing, all material submitted to Parks Stewardship Forum is screened for plagiarism prior to acceptance.