Integrating Place Attachment into Management Frameworks: Exploring Place Attachment Across the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum

Christopher J. Wynveen, Ingrid E. Schneider, Arne Arnberger, Stuart Cottrell, Eick von Ruschkowski

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Abstract

The importance of place in landscape management and outdoor recreation has been prominent in the literature since the 1970s. As such, calls to incorporate place into the management of parks, forests, and other protected areas exist. However, little work explores how place attachment may complement existing management frameworks. Hence, the purpose of this investigation was to explore levels of visitors’ place attachment intensity across the six classes of the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS). Survey data collected in North America and Europe indicated there was more similarity in place attachment intensities among areas classified toward the less developed end of the ROS, while greater variation existed among the more developed sites. Observing place attachment across all six ROS classes allowed for a deeper understanding of the correlation between place and the management framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-262
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironmental management
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • Experience use history
  • Management framework
  • Place dependence
  • Place identity

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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