This proposal is submitted in response to the funding opportunity issued by the BLM, BLM UT GSENM Tourism& Rural Community Appreciative Inquiry Cooperative Plan (L12AS00174). We propose a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Arizona State University (ASU). The goal of the cooperative agreement is to explore the interrelationships between conservation, livelihood and sustainable tourism development in and around the GSENM area using an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) approach. This project contributes to BLMs and the NLCS goal to stimulate the regional economy to enhance the quality of life of communities using sustainable tourism as a tool. The findings and the knowledge gained inform a cooperative plan that supports the GSENMs ecological and cultural purpose and values and supports local communities ecological, cultural, and economic and quality of life goals. To accomplish this goal, we have assembled a team of faculty and graduate students from the ASU School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD). Our team has extensive research, planning, and management experience and are pioneers in these types of studies. This project follows ASUs design imperative to conduct use-inspired research to create knowledge that informs decision-making and has positive societal impacts.
|Effective start/end date||9/1/12 → 12/31/13|
- DOI: Bureau of Land Management (BLM): $74,000.00