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Social values study for the Arthur-Pieman

23/02/2011

Members of the far north-west community with an interest in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area are invited to attend an Open House at Smithton on 8 March as part of a study into the social values of the reserve.


Parks and Wildlife Service Northwest Region manager Geoff Coles said the study is part of the Arthur-Pieman Sustainable Access Project and it will provide an opportunity for Circular Head community members to tell consultants what the reserve means to them and identify areas that are significant.


“After the Draft Arthur-Pieman Sustainable Recreational Vehicle Access report was released last year, some members of the community suggested that more work needed to be done to identify the social values of the reserve,” Mr Coles said.


“This social values study involves various consultation mechanisms including focus groups with a range stakeholders, on-site interviews with reserve visitors and shack owners, meetings with members of the Arthur-Pieman Management Committee and the Open House session.


“The findings of this study will inform decisions on future management strategies for the reserve. It is not about previous management issues such as the permit system and track management options as these are being considered in other processes.”


The social values study is being run by consultants Planning for People. The Open House will be held at 4pm-7pm on Tuesday 8 March 2011 at the SES shed, 117 Nelson Street, Smithton.