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ERIC Number: EJ1070223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1324-1486
A Case Study on Environmental Perspectives of Boulderers and Access Issues at the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve
Thompson, Jeremy; Davidson, Justin; Hutson, Garrett
Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, v12 n2 p24-31 2008
Currently, there are concerns about access restrictions to bouldering, a form of rock climbing, and other outdoor activities practiced at the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve located near Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The Niagara Parks Commission is currently in the process of exploring ways to balance protection of the natural area with sustainable recreational use. The purpose of this study was to describe setting perceptions of a husband and wife climbing partnership toward the Niagara Glen using a case study approach. This approach was used to analyze the couple's experiences and reflections using a place-based conceptual lens to highlight interactions with the Niagara Glen over 12 years. Four major themes were identified with respect to setting perception including: 1) Specific rock memories, 2) Community and friendship, 3) Setting location and 4) Environmental degradation. Implications for environmental perspectives are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada