Geoparks you were created for the development of territories and communities. For that reason , one of the most important challenges for the sustainability of this initiative is the effective participation of the citizens in the Geopark territory within the competence issues .

The first step was the socialization of the initiative and this work was performed using cycles of lectures and workshops with people in the four municipalities of the Geopark territory , and it has found interest around the project and its scope.

The last of these workshops , called "Local Government and Geopark " was aimed at city officials and representatives of community organizations working in the country, and aims to present the main aspects of the initiative and the lessons learned in the IV Intensive Geoparks held in Lesvos, Greece. Among the highlights are proposals aiming at better recognition of the territory, both from the point of view of the tourist attractions that show , and to tell the stories and activities that connect .

Currently , the different territorial actors ( economic, institutional , educational and cultural ) join forces in the search for synergies deepen integration issues that bring Geoparks activities , which are tourism, education and conservation.

In the medium term , is expected to generate a coordinated network of organizations and networks of local tourism through its integration into programs geotourism activities that are designed to work the land . To achieve this training was conducted at mountain guides, rangers of the ASP and tourism entrepreneurs can set up as local tour operators.

In search of local participation , work experience students in geology, geography and ecotourism have done work with local guides , to expand the inventory of geological sites of the territory. In this line, it has also spread among the community a simplified tab for identifying geological sites .

He invited the local community to be part of the definition of the name of the Geopark , ending process ended February.

Finally, the education project will begin in April 2011, will be closely working with children of the territory , giving sustainability initiative .

There have been series of lectures and workshops socialization for the inhabitants of the territory and the interest has been observed around the project . The last of these workshops (Local Government and Geopark ) was aimed at city officials and representatives of community organizations working in the area to present the main aspects of the initiative and lessons learned in the Intensive IV Geoparks . The results contain both the concerns about the scope of the project, as well as proposals for better recognition of the territory that would strengthen the creation of the first Geopark in Chile.