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Acquisition and Its Alternatives

Laura Alice Watt and David Lowenthal

in Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520277076
eISBN:
9780520966420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277076.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter details the specific establishment process at Point Reyes, from its first proposal as a park in the late 1950s, through its authorization in 1962 as a national seashore intended to ... More


Parks as (Potential) Wilderness

Laura Alice Watt and David Lowenthal

in Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520277076
eISBN:
9780520966420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277076.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter recounts the application of wilderness ideals to the Point Reyes landscape in the 1970s, which further defined the landscape and exacerbated the tension between preservation and use at ... More


Point Reyes as a Leopoldian Park

Laura Alice Watt and David Lowenthal

in Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520277076
eISBN:
9780520966420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277076.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This concluding chapter shows that, elsewhere in the world, the notion of “what a park is for” is indeed changing—from the inclusion of residents in many European parks and of indigenous peoples in ... More


A Management Controversy at Point Reyes

Laura Alice Watt and David Lowenthal

in Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520277076
eISBN:
9780520966420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277076.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This introductory chapter presents the case study of the Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS), which was embroiled in a controversy in 2012. The issue was not the usual industry-versus-nature debate: ... More


Losing Wildness for the Sake of Wilderness: The Removal of Drakes Bay Oyster Company

Laura Alice Watt

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In 2014, Drakes Bay Oyster Company, a historic oyster farm operating sustainably within the Point Reyes National Seashore, was forced to end operations by the National Park Service, which considered ... More


Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Laura Alice Watt and David Lowenthal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520277076
eISBN:
9780520966420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277076.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Point Reyes National Seashore has a long history as a working landscape, with dairy and beef ranching, fishing, and oyster farming; yet, since 1962 it has also been managed as a National Seashore. ... More


Epilogue

Laura Alice Watt and David Lowenthal

in Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520277076
eISBN:
9780520966420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277076.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This epilogue tracks the more recent developments in the land use versus land preservation debate, including further controversies surrounding Point Reyes. A new lawsuit was filed against the NPS in ... More


Open Space at Continent’s End

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 revolves around the pivotal year of 1962, when Monterey County planners and Big Sur residents crafted a pioneering open-space master plan that foreshadowed the state’s commitment to coastal ... More


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