Identifying public land stakeholder perspectives for implementing place-based land management

Brown, Greg, de Bie, Kelly and Weber, Delene (2015) Identifying public land stakeholder perspectives for implementing place-based land management. Landscape And Urban Planning, 139 1-15. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2015.03.003

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Author Brown, Greg
de Bie, Kelly
Weber, Delene
Title Identifying public land stakeholder perspectives for implementing place-based land management
Journal name Landscape And Urban Planning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-2046
Publication date 2015-07
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2015.03.003
Open Access Status
Volume 139
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Public lands provide significant environmental, economic, and social values to society across a range of classifications and tenures. Stakeholders representing multiple interests are presumed to hold different management preferences for these lands. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate how stakeholder perspectives can influence place-based management preferences for public lands. We developed a multi-dimensional public land preference scale and used cluster analysis of responses to classify individuals (n = 1507) into stakeholder groups using data collected from a large public participation GIS (PPGIS) survey in Victoria, Australia. We analyzed the results of the two largest stakeholder groups (identified as “Preservation” and “Recreation”) to assess their spatial preferences for public land conservation, access, and development. We developed a method to assess the level of spatial stakeholder agreement, with the results identifying geographic areas of both agreement and disagreement between stakeholder groups. To determine the effects of unequal stakeholder participation in mapping, we performed sensitivity analysis by weighting the responses of the Recreation stakeholder group to approximate the mapping effort of the Preservation stakeholder group. The place-based management preferences changed significantly for conservation/development and improving/limiting public land access, while preferences for increasing/limiting facility development were less sensitive to stakeholder weighting. The spatial mapping of stakeholder preferences appears effective for identifying locations with high potential for conflict as well as areas of agreement, but would benefit from further research in a range of land management applications to provide further guidance on the analysis of stakeholder group responses that result from diverse stakeholder group participation.
Keyword PPGIS
Participatory mapping
Public lands
Stakeholder analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 15:12:29 EST by Dr Greg Brown on behalf of School of Geography, Planning & Env Management