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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


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


Wolves, Bison, and Bears, Oh My! Defining Nature at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Stephanie Rutherford

in Governing the Wild: Ecotours of Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674404
eISBN:
9781452946740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674404.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses how ecotourism is not only about environmentalism but also about power. Ecotours can work to structure vision, separate nature, and culture, and proffer discourses of science ... 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


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


Yellowstone Fires and the Physical Landscape

Grant A. Meyer

in After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the Yellowstone fires and relates these to the physical landscape. Fires such as those of 1988 in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem clearly have major ecological significance ... More


Postglacial Fire, Vegetation, and Climate History of the Yellowstone-Lamar and Central Plateau Provinces, Yellowstone National Park

Sarah H. Millspaugh, Cathy Whitlock, and Patrick J. Bartlein

in After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes different aspects of the postglacial fire, vegetation, and climate history of the Yellowstone-Lamar and central plateau provinces, Yellowstone National Park (YNP). The fires of ... 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


Establishment, Growth, and Survival of Lodgepole Pine in the First Decade

Jay E. Anderson, Marshall Ellis, Carol D. von Dohlen, and William H. Romme

in After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes the establishment, growth, and survival of Lodgepole pine in the first decade after the 1988 fires. Fire is among the most important factors affecting the evolution, ... More


Elk Biology and Ecology Before and After the Yellowstone Fires of 1988

Francis J. Singer, Michael B. Coughenour, and Jack E. Norland

in After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes Elk biology and ecology before and after the Yellowstone fires of 1988. Elk occupy an intermediate position in post-fire vegetal succession. The fires of 1988 in Yellowstone ... More


Fire Patterns and Ungulate Survival in Northern Yellowstone Park: The Results of Two Independent Models

Linda L. Wallace, Michael B. Coughenour, Monica G. Turner, and William H. Romme

in After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter presents the results of two independent models of fire patterns and ungulate survival in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park is renowned for its ... More


The Fires of 1988: A Chronology and Invitation to Research

Linda L. Wallace, Francis J. Singer, and Paul Schullery

in After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter looks at the large-scale fires of 1998 that swept through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, most notably in Yellowstone National Park. It resulted from a combination of drought, ... More


The Creation of Yosemite and Yellowstone

Adam Wesley Dean

in An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter investigates the creation of Yosemite State Park in 1864 and Yellowstone National Park in 1872. The story of these parks has often been told in the realm of environmental history, with ... More


Fire Effects, Elk, and Ecosystem Resilience in Yellowstone's Sagebrush Grasslands

Benjamin F. Tracy

in After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the fire effects, Elk, and ecosystem resilience in Yellowstone's sagebrush grasslands. Most of the grasslands burned in 1988 represented important summer, transitional, and ... More


Protecting Amphibians While Restoring Fish Populations

Debra Patla

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0039
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Park and wildlife managers are facing an ironic dilemma as they work to restore and protect aquatic ecosystems — must amphibians be sacrificed if native fish are to return? Over the past century ... More


Geographical Information Systems and Survey Designs

Charles R. Peterson, Stephen R. Burton, and Debra A. Patla

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0047
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes how to use a Geographical Information System (GIS) for designing amphibian surveys. It indicates what is possible, how to get started, some limitations, and where to go for ... More


Salmon in Wild Rivers and Grizzlies in Yellowstone: Managing Wildlife and Conserving Endangered Species

Daniel B. Botkin

in The Moon in the Nautilus Shell: Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199913916
eISBN:
9780190267919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199913916.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the lessons that can be drawn from the case of salmon in wild rivers and grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park in terms of wildlife management and conservation of endangered ... More


The Enhancement of Biodiversity: Managing Access, Pricing Usage

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

in Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The assessment instruments developed by economists provide a better understanding of the incentives that must be put in place to curb the damage to biodiversity by combining the lever of access to ... More


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