Randall K. Wilson's America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and PDF

By Randall K. Wilson

How is it that the United States—the state that cherishes the correct of non-public estate greater than the other within the world—has selected to put aside approximately one-third of its territory as public lands? contemplating this exciting query, Randall ok. Wilson strains the often-forgotten rules of nature that experience formed the evolution of America’s public land process. the result's a clean and probing account of the main urgent coverage and administration demanding situations dealing with nationwide parks, forests, rangelands, and flora and fauna refuges today.

The writer explores the dramatic tale of the origins of the general public area, together with the century-long push towards privatization and the next emergence of a countrywide conservation perfect. Arguing that we can't totally comprehend one form of public land with no knowing its relation to the remainder of the process, he offers in-depth debts of the differing kinds of public lands. together with chapters on nationwide parks, nationwide forests, natural world refuges, Bureau of Land administration lands, and barren region parts, Wilson examines key turning issues and significant coverage debates for every land sort. He considers questions of bison and elk administration and up to date disputes over hearth coverage, roadless components, mining claims, and grazing charges. This complete evaluate bargains an opportunity to reconsider our courting with America’s public lands, together with what it says concerning the manner we relate to, and price, nature within the United States.

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