Working with the Ethnographic Resources Inventory
Michael J. Evans, Midwest Regional Office, National Park Service
February 26, 2003
Abstract: Evans' presentation described the different kinds of cultural issues that have arisen in his experience, the kinds of ethnographic research that needs to be done, and the forms in which this research must be presented. He stressed how the research information needs to be reasonably comprehensive and yet have a moderate level of detail. Providing examples from Voyagers and other parks, he stressed how the studies must show how peoples themselves view the resources, and answer questions about resource management. The studies must be more general than simply focused on specific disputes or issues, yet provide background information that may anticipate or prove applicable to these issues.