Place-Based Conservation

Perspectives from the Social Sciences

  • William P. Stewart
  • Daniel R. Williams
  • Linda E. Kruger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Daniel R. Williams, William P. Stewart, Linda E. Kruger
    Pages 1-17
  3. Conceptual Issues of Place-Based Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Daniel R. Williams
      Pages 21-34
    3. Patricia A. Stokowski
      Pages 45-58
    4. Gene L. Theodori, Gerard T. Kyle
      Pages 59-70
  4. Experiencing Place

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Herbert Schroeder
      Pages 73-87
    3. James R. Barkley, Linda E. Kruger
      Pages 89-98
    4. Ben Amsden, Richard C. Stedman, Linda E. Kruger
      Pages 109-118
  5. Representing Place

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Damon M. Hall, Susan J. Gilbertz, Cristi C. Horton, Tarla Rai Peterson
      Pages 121-135
    3. William P. Stewart, Troy D. Glover, James R. Barkley
      Pages 137-150
    4. Paul Van Auken, Shaun Golding
      Pages 151-163
  6. Mapping Place

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Michael Cacciapaglia, Laurie Yung
      Pages 183-196
    3. Norman McIntyre, Perrine Lesueur, Jeff Moore
      Pages 197-210
    4. Alan Watson, Stephen Carver, Roian Matt, Tim Waters, Kari Gunderson, Brett Davis
      Pages 211-222
    5. Neal Christensen, James Burchfield
      Pages 223-233
  7. William P. Stewart, Daniel R. Williams, Linda E. Kruger
    Pages 235-248
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 249-264

About this book


The concept of “Place” has become prominent in natural resource management, as professionals increasingly recognize the importance of scale, place-specific meanings, local knowledge, and  social-ecological dynamics. Place-Based Conservation: Perspectives from the Social Sciences offers a thorough examination of the topic, dividing its exploration into four broad areas.

Part One, Conceptual Issues of Place-Based Conservation, distinguishes and clarifies social science approaches. Part Two, Experiencing Place, probes the sources and effects of deeply individual relationships that people develop with places and landscapes. The third part, Representing Place, explores the ways in which human relationships with places are represented, become more visible and public and are transformed by conservation practices. The final section, Mapping Place, illustrates emerging techniques that connect meanings and sentiments to the material and locational characteristics of places.

Place-Based Conservation provides a comprehensive resource for researchers and practitioners to help build the conceptual grounding necessary to understand and to effectively practice  place-based conservation.                      


Conservation Practice Landscape Planning Local Knowledge Place Attachment Stakeholder Involvement

Editors and affiliations

  • William P. Stewart
    • 1
  • Daniel R. Williams
    • 2
  • Linda E. Kruger
    • 3
  1. 1., Recreation, Sport and TourismUniversity of IllinoisChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research StationU.S. Department of AgricultureFort CollinsUSA
  3. 3.Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research StationU.S. Department of AgricultureJuneauUSA

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