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Conundrum and Continuum: One Man’s Wilderness, from a Ditch to the Dark Divide

Robert Michael Pyle

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/9780226444970.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter teases apart the various distinctions between wildness and Wilderness by exploring the author’s own experience of the wild continuum, from a modest drainage ditch in suburban Denver, ... 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


The “New” Conservation

Thomas Jundt

in Greening the Red, White, and Blue: The Bomb, Big Business, and Consumer Resistance in Postwar America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199791200
eISBN:
9780199378562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791200.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

President Lyndon B. Johnson voiced broad environmental concerns in what he dubbed the “new” conservation. He signed into law the Wilderness Act in 1964, helping to ease growing fears expressed by ... More


Church Walls and Wilderness Boundaries: Defining the Spaces of Sanctuary

L. Michael Harrington

in Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251445
eISBN:
9780823252909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251445.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter makes three points. First, that the 1964 Wilderness Act is misleading when it defines wilderness as an area “where man is a visitor who does not remain.” It is possible to remove all ... More


Quickening

Brad Edmondson

in A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759017
eISBN:
9781501759024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759017.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter highlights the works of Paul Schaefer and the archives of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks (AfPA) and other early conservation organizations. It analyses how ... More


Sagebrush Rebels

Jefferson Decker

in The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190467302
eISBN:
9780190600587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467302.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

By the mid-1970s, Pacific Legal Foundation had inspired imitators. In Denver, a Mountain States Legal Foundation was formed in 1977 in order to battle the regulatory state on issues of concern to ... More


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