A sea of poppies and other wildflowers
Michelle O'Herron

Fostering Inclusivity and Respect: Engagement With Indigenous Peoples in the Management and Presentation of Protected Areas in North America


In recent years, the limitations of land-management decisions based predominantly on Western knowledge have become apparent. By adopting a more holistic perspective, we can improve our understanding of the interconnected forces that shape ecology throughout North America and expand our tools and approaches for land and resource conservation. Incorporating and implementing the demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous peoples can prove crucial for the survival of some of our most critically threatened ecosystems and species, the sustainable use of our cherished protected areas and the surrounding landscapes and seascapes, and for the revitalization of human health and connections to nature.


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