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Western Public Lands And Environmental Politics Second Edition

Western Public Lands And Environmental Politics  Second Edition Author Charles Davis
ISBN-10 9780429982767
Release 2018-05-04
Pages 292
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First Published in 2018. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.



Western public lands and environmental politics

Western public lands and environmental politics Author Charles E. Davis
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038596857
Release 1997
Pages 214
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Beset by competing interests, efforts by federal agencies, Congress, and the courts to balance ecological and economic values in the development of federal land policies have produced a wide range of outcomes. This revised and updated volume of 'Western Public Lands and Environmental Politics' examines the interplay between political organizations, interest groups, economic conditions, and demographic shifts, offering an explanation of changes in policies during this period that affected the management of rangeland, timber, energy, mineral, and wilderness resources. The book takes as its focus the often bitter interaction of state and federal governments, local economic and business interests, and environmental organizations to shape policies toward national forests, mining and energy resources, rangelands, national parks, annd wilderness areas in the Western US. The book also includes a review of different federal programs affecting public lands. It will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental politics and policy, natural resource management, public policy, and environmental history as well as to the general reader.



Federal Land Western Anger

Federal Land  Western Anger Author McGreggor R. Cawley
ISBN-10 0700608044
Release 1996-08-01
Pages 208
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"Those who wish to learn more about the forces that drive current events in the public land area will find this book essential reading". -- Environmental History Review.



Environmental Politics and Policy in the West Third Edition

Environmental Politics and Policy in the West  Third Edition Author Zachary A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781607324560
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 248
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"This new edition offers a comprehensive and current survey of major western policy and environmental issues. Contributors address the policy process as it affects the states in the region, and how bureaucracy and politics shape environmental dialogues in the West. "--



America s Public Lands

America s Public Lands Author Randall K. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781442207998
Release 2014-04-18
Pages 334
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How is it that the United States—the country that cherishes the ideal of private property more than any other in the world—has chosen to set aside nearly one-third of its territory as public lands? Considering this intriguing question, Randall K. Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system. The result is a fresh and probing account of the most pressing policy and management challenges facing national parks, forests, rangelands, and wildlife refuges today. The author explores the dramatic story of the origins of the public domain, including the century-long push toward privatization and the subsequent emergence of a national conservation ideal. Arguing that we cannot fully understand one type of public land without understanding its relation to the rest of the system, he provides in-depth accounts of the different types of public lands. Including chapters on national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, Bureau of Land Management lands, and wilderness areas, Wilson examines key turning points and major policy debates for each land type. He considers questions of bison and elk management and recent disputes over fire policy, roadless areas, mining claims, and grazing fees. This comprehensive overview offers a chance to rethink our relationship with America’s public lands, including what it says about the way we relate to, and value, nature in the United States.



Who Controls Public Lands

Who Controls Public Lands Author Christopher McGrory Klyza
ISBN-10 9780807862537
Release 2000-11-09
Pages 224
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In this historical and comparative study, Christopher McGrory Klyza explores why land-management policies in mining, forestry, and grazing have followed different paths and explains why public-lands policy in general has remained virtually static over time. According to Klyza, understanding the different philosophies that gave rise to each policy regime is crucial to reforming public-lands policy in the future. Klyza begins by delineating how prevailing policy philosophies over the course of the last century have shaped each of the three land-use patterns he discusses. In mining, the model was economic liberalism, which mandated privatization of public lands; in forestry, it was technocratic utilitarianism, which called for government ownership and management of land; and in grazing, it was interest-group liberalism, in which private interests determined government policy. Each of these philosophies held sway in the years during which policy for that particular resource was formed, says Klyza, and continues to animate it even today.



Global Environmental Politics

Global Environmental Politics Author Gareth Porter
ISBN-10 0813310342
Release 1991
Pages 208
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Essays discuss environmental issues, interest groups, security and trade considerations, and future approaches to environmental policy



Integrated Public Lands Management

Integrated Public Lands Management Author John D. Loomis
ISBN-10 9780231505581
Release 1993-12-09
Pages 474
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Integrated Public Lands Management is the only book that deals with the management procedures of all the primary public land management agencies—National Forests, Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and the Bureau of Land Management—in one volume. This book fills the need for a unified treatment of the analytical procedures used by federal land management agencies in planning and managing their diverse lands. The second edition charts the progress these agencies have made toward the management of their lands as ecosystems. It includes new U.S. Forest Service regulations, expanded coverage of Geographic Information Systems, and new legislation on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Wildlife Refuges.



The Promise of Wilderness

The Promise of Wilderness Author James Morton Turner
ISBN-10 9780295804224
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 576
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From Denali's majestic slopes to the Great Swamp of central New Jersey, protected wilderness areas make up nearly twenty percent of the parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands that cover a full fourth of the nation's territory. But wilderness is not only a place. It is also one of the most powerful and troublesome ideas in American environmental thought, representing everything from sublime beauty and patriotic inspiration to a countercultural ideal and an overextension of government authority. The Promise of Wilderness examines how the idea of wilderness has shaped the management of public lands since the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964. Wilderness preservation has engaged diverse groups of citizens, from hunters and ranchers to wildlife enthusiasts and hikers, as political advocates who have leveraged the resources of local and national groups toward a common goal. Turner demonstrates how these efforts have contributed to major shifts in modern American environmental politics, which have emerged not just in reaction to a new generation of environmental concerns, such as environmental justice and climate change, but also in response to changed debates over old conservation issues, such as public lands management. He also shows how battles over wilderness protection have influenced American politics more broadly, fueling disputes over the proper role of government, individual rights, and the interests of rural communities; giving rise to radical environmentalism; and playing an important role in the resurgence of the conservative movement, especially in the American West. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsq-6LAeYKk



Staking Out the Terrain

Staking Out the Terrain Author Jeanne Nienaber Clarke
ISBN-10 0791429458
Release 1996
Pages 279
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An original approach to the study of bureaucratic behavior that formulates a model of agency power supported by analysis of seven federal natural resource agencies.



A Wolf in the Garden

A Wolf in the Garden Author Philip D. Brick
ISBN-10 0847681858
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 323
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Debates concerning the federal role in regulating industry and in managing the nation's public lands are becoming increasingly contentious.



The Governance of Western Public Lands

The Governance of Western Public Lands Author Martin A. Nie
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073871645
Release 2008
Pages 368
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Examines the conflict surrounding public land management, revealing how problematic language in public land laws, scarcity of resources, and mistrust cloud the debates, and offering a range of solutions to help move beyond the dysfunctional status quo management.



Environmental Politics and Policy

Environmental Politics and Policy Author Walter A. Rosenbaum
ISBN-10 9781506345390
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 424
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Walter A. Rosenbaum’s classic Environmental Politics and Policy, Tenth Edition once again provides definitive coverage of environmental politics and policy, lively case material, and a balanced assessment of current environmental issues. The first half of the book sets needed context and describes the policy process while the second half covers specific environmental issues such as air and water; toxic and hazardous substances; energy; and a global policymaking chapter focused on climate change and transboundary politics. Covering major environmental policy initiatives and controversies during President Obama's two terms and capturing the sudden and radical changes occurring in the American energy economy, this Tenth Edition offers the needed currency and relevancy for any environmental politics course.



Western turf wars

Western turf wars Author Mike Hudak
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131645215
Release 2007
Pages 395
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Western turf wars has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Western turf wars also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Western turf wars book for free.



In Defense of Public Lands

In Defense of Public Lands Author Steven Davis
ISBN-10 1439915369
Release 2018-06-29
Pages 264
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Debates continue to rage over the merits or flaws of public land and whether or not it should be privatized--or at least, radically reconfigured in some way. In Defense of Public Lands offers a comprehensive refutation of the market-oriented arguments. Steven Davis passionately advocates that public land ought to remain firmly in the public's hands. He reviews empirical data and theoretical arguments from biological, economic, and political perspectives in order to build a case for why our public lands are an invaluable and irreplaceable asset for the American people. In Defense of Public Lands briefly lays out the history and characteristics of public lands at the local, state, and federal levels while examining the numerous policy prescriptions for their privatization or, in the case of federal lands, transfer. He considers the dimensions of environmental health; markets and valuation of public land, the tensions between collective values and individual preferences, the nature and performance of bureaucratic management, and the legitimacy of interest groups and community decision-making. Offering a fair, good faith overview of the privatizers' best arguments before refuting them, this timely book contemplates both the immediate and long-term future of our public lands.



Public Lands Public Debates

Public Lands  Public Debates Author Char Miller
ISBN-10 087071659X
Release 2012
Pages 186
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Nineteen essays from an environmental historian that explore the U.S. system of public lands, the subject of historical struggle and contemporary debate.



Guide to U S Environmental Policy

Guide to U S  Environmental Policy Author Sally K. Fairfax
ISBN-10 9781483359328
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 536
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Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy provides the analytical connections showing readers how issues and actions are translated into public policies and persistent institutions for resolving or managing environmental conflict in the U.S. The guide highlights a complex decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry to achieve a comprehensive approach to environmental protection. The book’s topical, operational, and relational essays address development of U.S. environmental policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer environmental policies, and the challenges of balancing conservation and preservation against economic development, the ongoing debates related to turning environmental concerns into environmental management, and the role of the U.S. in international organizations that facilitate global environmental governance. Key Features: 30 essays by leading conservationists and scholars in the field investigate the fundamental political, social, and economic processes and forces driving policy decisions about the protection and future of the environment. Essential themes traced through the chapters include natural resource allocation and preservation, human health, rights of indigenous peoples, benefits of recycling, economic and other policy areas impacted by responses to green concerns, international cooperation, and immediate and long-term costs associated with environmental policy. The essays explore the impact made by key environmental policymakers, presidents, and politicians, as well as the topical issues that have influenced U.S. environmental public policy from the colonial period to the present day. A summary of regulatory agencies for environmental policy, a selected bibliography, and a thorough index are included. This must-have reference for political science and public policy students who seek to understand the forces that U.S. environmental policy is suitable for academic, public, high school, government, and professional libraries.