Watershed Paper for Natural Resources Management
A broad international coalition of academics have published an important paper outlining a new Urban Nature Futures Framework (UNFF). The framework describes, in a practical sense, how to structure management around multiple perspectives and benefits.
The structure simply talks about three perspectives: Nature for Nature, Nature for Society, and Nature as Culture. This may seem oversimplified, but natural resources management is often seen exclusively from one viewpoint at a time. A framework that provides a place for cultural and functional perspectives, as well as the environmental perspective, can be a powerful tool for engaging the community and government.