Discussion on the Application of LAC Framework in the Planning and Management of National Geopark
WU Yi, WU Xiao-gen (Department of Urban and Resources Sciences , Nanjing University , Nanjing 210093,China)
Founding National Geopark is a positive manner to protect geological heritage. Since 2001,the Ministry of Land and Resources has promulgated 85 National Geoparks in three times. Although the quantity of National Geopark has been increasing, the planning of National Geopark is still on the threshold. Hence it is necessary for National Geopark to be directed by theories. LAC(Limits of Acceptable Change)framework is one progress of technology and method in the worldwide National Park Movement, and it is a new development of Environmental Capacity concept. This paper tries to apply LAC framework to the planning and management of National Geopark,and to research how to deal with the conflicts between resource protecting and using in National Geopark.