Specialty Group

Protected Areas

The Protected Areas Specialty Group (PASG) seeks to promote and encourage research, teaching, and service in the field of Protected Areas, which encompass the creation and management of parks, forests, monuments, historic sites, wildlife refuges, conservation areas, preserves, wilderness, sacred spaces, and other landscapes, buildings, or places protected by law or custom in the United States, other countries, and international areas on Earth and other planets.



Regular: $5
Student: $1



Chair: Yolonda Youngs, California State University, San Bernardino
Email: YYoungs@csusb.edu

Vice Chair:
Xochizeltzin Castandeda-Camacho, CIGA-UNAM
Email: xochizeltzin@utexas.edu

Board Members:

  • Elizabeth Perry, Michigan State University
  • Selima Sultana, University of North Carolina – Greensboro

2023-2025 Board Members:

  • Denielle Perry (Northern Arizona University
  • Michael Pretes (University of North Alabama

Student Board Member:
Lisa Vebber, Penn State University

Geography Essentials, Planning and Development, Spatial Narratives

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