BWNP

AcronymDefinition
BWNPBrisbane Water National Park (Australia)
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Under the law, the DENR and the DOT, in coordination with the DPWH, TIEZA, shall jointly assist the Balanga Wetland and Nature Park Development Council in the formulation of the ecotourism development and management plan for the BWNP that shall be complemented by a set of guidelines for a responsible, community-based ecotourism.
The plan must include a carrying capacity of the eco-park and its migratory birds; a specific site assessment; identification of strategic priorities; product development for local income generations; capacity-building for the local community; support for the formulation of local production groups and networks; marketing strategies that reflect the natural, social, and environmental integrity of the BWNP, among others
As a special ecotourism zone, BWNP will be accorded priority development by the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR), the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Public Works & Highways and the Tourism Infrastructure & Enterprise Zone Authority.
DENR has also endorsed the measure which "will allow BWNP to fully maximize its potential as an ecotourism zone that is community-based and sustainable, leaving financial and social-economic benefits to its local residents".
The BWNP is located in Beall Woods Conservation Area about 2 km east of Keensburg and about 8 km southwest of Mt.
Elevations at BWNP range from 115 m in the creek bottom to 140 m above sea level on the uplands.
Two previous studies have been published concerning the flora of BWNP. Lindsey (1962) conducted a survey of the overstory using 1/5 acre strips: 20 in the lowland forest and 25 in the upland forest.
Lindsey (1962) reported white oak as the leading dominant in upland forest at BWNP, and oaks in general accounted for 70% of the basal area.
The upland forest at the BWNP are similar in floristic composition to some upland forests of the Southwestern Lowland Division and the South-Central Oak and Mixed Woods Division of southern Indiana (Lindsey et al.