Case study: “Monetary valuation of ecosystem goods and services in Thousand Islands National Park”

Case Study

The Thousand Islands National Park, located within the larger Thousand Islands Ecosystem in Eastern Ontario, was selected as a case study for valuing ecosystem goods and services (EGS). The case study brings together concepts showing how ecosystem accounting can be used. The park, established in 1904, is one of the smallest national parks in Canada at 22.3 km2, and faces many pressures affecting the state of its environment.

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The Value of Strategic Mentorship in Park and Recreation Agencies

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The purpose of this study was to identify the benefits of a systematic mentorship programme using a recreational agency as the case study. Demographic information was used to understand the current state of recreation agencies and this resulted in utilising a systematic mentoring process to address a lack diversity and inclusion in their membership agencies and communities, with the intended purpose of improving the effectiveness of park and recreation agencies. An example of a systematic mentorship programme is a 3-person cohort programme that facilitates the exchange of knowledge and experience between each member of the cohort. The benefit of this mentorship approach is to engage in discussions to strategically address and provide recommendations related to diversity and inclusion.

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