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A Decade of Transformation: The New Deal and Fire Policy

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the impact of the New Deal on fire management. The New Deal provided the resources that changed the context in which the National Park Service operated. Federal largesse ... More


Allowing Fire in the National Park System

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on a revolution in the National Park Service's fire policy. The agency decided to allow fires at national parks to “run their course” so long as they stayed within ... More


Managing Fire

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at developments of new fire management models during the 1970s and 1980s. Across the national park system, fire management planning moved to the forefront. A significant number of ... More


Ecology and the Limits of Suppression in the Postwar Era

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses fire suppression after the Second World War. Fire suppression and a growing interest in the use of fire as a management tool collided, highlighted by new experiences within the ... More


The Development of a Fire Management Structure

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on early fire management efforts of the National Park Service (NPS). Since its establishment in 1916, the NPS lacked the resources to deal with any major fire. The agency also ... More


Yellowstone and the Politics of Disaster

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the implications of the fire at Yellowstone National Park in the summer 1988. The fire shattered the existing fire management program, illustrating not only the boundaries ... More


The Legacies of Hetch Hetchy

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The legacies of Hetch Hetchy are numerous. Without the fight, American national parks might be administered by the US Forest Service. The fight was instrumental in the passage of the National Parks ... More


Fighting Fire on Horseback: The Military in the National Parks, 1872–1916

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses fire suppression at national parks by the military beginning in 1886. The military officers who served as the superintendents of the park recognized fire as their greatest ... More


The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Robert W. Righter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the story of water, a valley, and a city. The city was San Francisco, the valley was Hetch Hetchy, and the waters were from the Tuolumne River watershed, located within Yosemite National ... More


The Hazard of New Fortunes: Outlet, Cerro Grande, and the Twenty‐First Century

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the National Park Service's fire management policy after the 1988 Yellowstone fire. The NPS' efforts to mitigate fire and to plan for its management throughout the national ... More


“And for the Turtles!”: International Conservation Efforts

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

By the 1960s, Carr's activities for international sea turtle conservation developed along several pathways. The Caribbean Conservation Corporation and support from the US Navy facilitated Operation ... More


Introduction: The National Parks and Fire

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of changing thoughts regarding fires at national parks. In 1926, the idea of igniting fire in a national park was anathema. By 1965, fire was on its ... More


Backbone of the World: The Blackfeet and the Glacier National Park Area

Mark David Spence

in Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142433
eISBN:
9780199848812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142433.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the creation and early management of Glacier National Park. The eastern half of Glacier National Park was once part of the Blackfeet reservation, and the tribe has long ... More


Yosemite Indians and the National Park Ideal, 1916–1969

Mark David Spence

in Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142433
eISBN:
9780199848812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142433.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the creation of the National Park Service in 1916, which fulfilled preservationists' long-held dreams for a strong federal commitment to the preservation and enhancement of all ... More


Conclusion: Exceptions and the Rule

Mark David Spence

in Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142433
eISBN:
9780199848812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142433.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

If cooperation on cultural issues further tribal efforts to exercise some control over national park lands, this could revolutionize the way all Americans experience the wilderness. At Glacier ... More


Coyotes: Coyotes in Yellowstone National Park: the influence of dominance on foraging, territoriality, and fitness

Eric M. Gese

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The coyote population at Yellowstone National Park (YNP), Wyoming, has not been subject to human persecution for several decades allowing for direct observation of their behaviour, interactions among ... More


National Parks and the governance of the rural environment

Nicola Thompson

in New Labour's countryside: Rural policy in Britain since 1997

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349323
eISBN:
9781447302858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines New Labour's handling of National Park policy in Great Britain by explaining the impacts of policy change and institutional reform since 1997. It describes the nature of ... More


“Shall This Destruction Proceed?”: Wilderness Preservation

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Southern Pacific's interest in conservation, particularly the preservation of the wilderness. It examines the effect of the construction and operation of these rail lines ... More


The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict

Justin Farrell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164342
eISBN:
9781400866496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164342.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Yellowstone holds a special place in America's heart. As the world's first national park, it is globally recognized as the crown jewel of modern environmental preservation. But the park and its ... More


Case Study: Monitoring Shifts in Plant Diversity in Response to Climate Change

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Improved sampling designs are needed to detect, monitor, and predict plant migrations and plant diversity changes caused by climate change and other human activities. This chapter provides a ... More


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