Prince Research Forest
Products & Activities
Stream Leaders: Amelia Stark and Dr. Pam Wright
Team - Products
CURA Ecotourism Stream has made great progress over the last year.
Two NRES graduate students, Shane Hartman and Diana Kutzner, joined
the CURA project in September 2006. Under guidance of supervisor
and UNBC Ecotourism Stream Leader Dr. Pam Wright and Tl’azt’en
Ecotourism Stream Leader Amelia Stark, both students have identified
their areas of research, research questions and research methods.
Shane Hartman is exploring the benefits and costs of tourism development
on Tl’azt’en territory. During his research, he will work closely
with community members to learn about several aspects of tourism
development, including what benefits Tl’azt’en anticipate from
tourism as well as which costs they are willing to bear.
Our second graduate
student, Diana Kutzner, is researching tourists’ interest in tourism
provided by First Nation communities in northern British Columbia.
This spring, she interviewed various members of the indigenous
tourism industry of northern B.C. and started conducting surveys
with visitors to Prince George in the middle of June.
her research, Diana anticipates to learn about visitors’ interest
in indigenous tourism, and more specifically, what types of experiences
visitors are looking for. She finishes her data collection in
the end of September, after which she will begin to analyze the
While the graduate
students were busy organizing the beginning of their research
collection in the beginning of this summer, Tl’azt’en experienced
a great opportunity to get a little taste of what tourism on their
land could potentially look like. On June 2nd and 3rd, seven researchers
and members of the 43rd Annual Moose Conference in Prince George
came to Cinnabar Research Station in the John Prince Research
Forest for the Pre-conference field trip. For a read of what happened
that weekend, click here.
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D., Wright, P.A., Stark, A. 2009. Identifying
tourists' preferences for Aboriginal tourism product features: implications
for a northern First Nation in British Columbia. Journal of Ecotourism,
British Columbia Aboriginal Tourism Development Workshop. University
of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia, April
21-22, 2009. Workshop
Kutzner's Thesis Defense Presentation, March 2009
Perspectives on Tourism, May 2008
for Aboriginal Tourism Products in Northern B.C., May
Tourism: A Research Bibliography.
Diana Kutzner, Pat T. Maher, and Pam A. Wright, 2007.
Tourism Marketing: A Research Bibliography. Diana Kutzner, Pat T.
Maher, and Pam A. Wright, 2007-04.
Aboriginal Tourism Market. Pam A. Wright, and Diana Kutzner. December
Aboriginal Tourism Market- Insert A. Pam A. Wright, and Diana Kutzner.