Investigating the values of coastal landscapes on the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland

Murphy, Ian Patrick (2011) Investigating the values of coastal landscapes on the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Coastal landscapes have potential values for tourism development and community sustainability. Values may be perceived differently by multiple stakeholders, causing conflicting development priorities. Understanding values is fundamental to effective resource governance. This study investigated coastal landscape values on the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland using a systematic landscape inventory and a photograph-based survey. Landscape preferences and values were surveyed for residents, visitors, and people who never visited the region. Results show consensus on preferences, with the most preferred landscapes being a scenic coastal islands landscape and a coastal community with traditional fishing infrastructure. Multiple values were assigned to local coastal landscapes with some differences observed between respondent groups, which may have been influenced by familiarity with the region. Information on non-resident landscape perceptions is applicable for sustainable tourism development, and resident landscape values suggest landscape should be recognized as a coastal resource that requires a focused resource governance approach.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6158
Item ID: 6158
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 119-126).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Date: 2011
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Burin Peninsula
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Coastal zone management--Newfoundland and Labrador--Burin Peninsula; Sustainable tourism--Newfoundland and Labrador--Burin Peninsula; Community development--Newfoundland and Labrador--Burin Peninsula; Burin Peninsula (N.L.)--Economic conditions; Burin Peninsula (N.L.)--Description and travel

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