Visitor Management Plan of Lonjsko Polje Nature Park

Project name: Development of Visitor Management Plan of Lonjsko Polje Nature Park

Client: Lonjsko Polje Nature Park
Period: 01/2019 – 11/2019
Funding: State Budget
Location: Croatia


In the visitor management plan for Lonjsko polje Nature park the following chapters are described: landscape features, biodiversity, protected areas, ecological networks, cultural heritage and economic activities. After the description of the characteristics, the existing spatial plan, the current management plan, touristic and promotion characteristics were analyzed. Based on stakeholder analysis, consultations were conducted through meetings and workshops. Based on spatial analysis, existing services, programs and the results of the consultation, visitor capacity and modes for the key locations in the Park were defined. A GIS sensitivity analysis of the space for visitors was developed taking into consideration the biodiversity of the area and the conservation goals of the Natura 2000 ecological network. The Visitor Use Zoning was defined based on these analyses.

An action plan for the development and management of the visitor system was prepared, containing management topics, goals, activities and a monitoring plan with an implementation timetable and priorities. As part of the Visitor Management Plan, a traffic study was developed to set up tourist signalization, which regulates tourist signalization for directing traffic to the Lonjsko polje Nature Park on highways, state, county and local roads. The intended projects, position of the signs, their design and dimensions were described in the study in detail. In addition, the signalization placement method and how traffic is organized was also described.

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