Conservation Opportunities at Herschel Island - Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park

Prosper, Lisa (2019) Conservation Opportunities at Herschel Island - Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park. In: 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium "Forward Together: A Culture-Nature Journey Towards More Effective Conservation in a Changing World", November 13-14, 2018, San Francisco, California. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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PART 1. ADOPTING A LANDSCAPE APPROACH Stewardship of Biocultural Landscapes in the 21st Century: Forging Community-Based Approaches Herschel Island - Qikiqtaruk is situated just off the coast of the Yukon Territory in the Beaufort Sea. Used by the Inuvialuit for hundreds of years, it was also the site of heavy whaling in the late 1800s. In 1984, the Inuvialuit Final Agreement set aside the Island for designation as a Territorial Park and detailed a management regime that divided the Park into two discrete conservation zones: a wilderness zone and a historic zone. The paper identifies some of the conceptual and practical challenges facing the conservation of Herschel Island - Qikiqtaruk - namely, climate change, competing values as both an Inuvialuit and settler site, and the legislated framework of a a two-zone management system. The paper proposes that conceiving of the Park as a cultural landscape, encouraging and facilitating traditional activities, and promoting new reasons and opportunities for the Inuvialuit and other local stakeholders to participate in the management, study and presentation of the Park frames the challenges as opportunities and works toward the creation of a contemporary layer of meaning through the reactivation of the bond between nature and culture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Prosper, LisaUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: Arctic regions; Cultural heritage; natural heritage; Islands; reserves; natural parks; cultural landscapes; management; Climate change; values; local communities; community participation
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Cultural Landscapes
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 19. Natural sites
N.ANTHROPOLOGY > 03. Ethnology
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Herschel Island - Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park, USA
National Committee: USA
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 15:00
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 15:00
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Wildlife Management Advisory Council - North Slope (WMAC-NS). 2018. Herschel Island - Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park Management Plan.
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2285

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