The John Muir Conference 2014
National Parks and Protected Areas for the 21st Century – 12 & 13 May, Perth Concert Hall
2014 marks the centenary of Muir’s death and the year of Homecoming.
In honour of this truly influential Scots born figure and as part of our Homecoming celebrations, Scotland’s National Parks and conservation bodies have come together to create a one-off conference that will explore our approaches to managing protected areas and national parks in the UK and around the world.
Are they delivering for our 21st century society?
Inspirational speakers will share innovative approaches to protecting, engaging and developing sensitive landscapes, and examine the viability of John Muir’s principles in the 21st Century.
The conference programme includes study tours to see first-hand the challenges of balancing conservation, visitor management and economic development in our protected areas and the new techniques and solutions being developed to address these challenges. The tours cover a range of projects from renewable energy schemes and estate management to innovative visitor management projects and woodland regeneration.
The conference will provide a unique opportunity to network with fellow professionals and practitioners.