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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Parks Stewardship Forum

UC Berkeley



Parks Stewardship Forum is an open-access journal published digitally three times a year 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.

Users have the right to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, distribute them noncommercially, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.


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 peer-reviewed articles submitted to Parks Stewardship Forum are screened for plagiarism using Grammarly Plagiarism Checking.


Once published, a journal article cannot generally be revised or removed. We feel it is important to provide perpetual access to materials published whenever possible and appropriate. However, we will remove publications under special circumstances, including in the case of submission errors, rights violations, or inappropriate content. Please be aware, however, that even after the removal of a work, a citation to the work will remain in our system, along with a URL.

If you would like your work removed from eScholarship, please contact the editors.

Revising Work

Once manuscripts are published, we are generally unable to revise them. If a significant error or omission is discovered, contact the editors.

Rights and Permissions

Parks Stewardship Forum does not require copyright transfer, only permission to publish and archive the article. Copyright holders retain copyright ownership, granting a nonexclusive license to the journal and eScholarship to publish the article, meaning that the author may also publish it elsewhere. Before submitting an article to the journal, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared in any third party material. All articles published in the journal are subject to the journal’s author agreement, which is available in the first step of the submission process or by contacting us to request a copy.

Long-term preservation policy

All materials submitted to eScholarship are automatically deposited in CDL's Merritt Preservation Repository for long-term preservation.