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The Role of Science and Scientists in Changing Forest Service Management Relative to Sustainability

Jack Ward Thomas and James A. Burchfield

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the development of the concept of sustainability as applied to the management of the national forests in the United States. It traces the development and application of ... More


/ LANDSCAPE: The Evolution of CCC Conservation

Neil M. Maher

in Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Enviromental Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306019
eISBN:
9780199867820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306019.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two analyzes CCC conservation projects on a national scale, and links the landscape changes caused by such work to both a broadening of conservationist concerns and to Franklin Roosevelt's ... More


The Lessons of the Market

Karen R. Merrill

in Public Lands and Political Meaning: Ranchers, the Government, and the Property between Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228627
eISBN:
9780520926882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228627.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that the issue of fees involved much more than money. It involved both the extent of federal power and the ways in which the government understood itself to be the owner of the ... More


Forests

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter characterizes forest as a resource and describes its centrality for the supply of a huge range of eco-services to human society. It classifies forests according to density and quality and ... More


“Putting Our Properties on the Most Conservative and Scientific Basis”: Resource Conservation

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/9780520200197.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies the resource conservation efforts of the Southern Pacific. It starts with their early resource policies, before moving on to the company's influence on the development of ... More


Stewardship Contracting in the Siuslaw National Forest

Shiloh Sundstrom and Johnny Sundstrom

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In the 1990s, environmental concerns and a declining timber market expanded the focus of the U.S. Forest Service from timber harvesting to include restoration, species protection, and recreation. To ... More


Once and Future Trees

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Along the Colorado Plateau’s high-standing Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona’s Coconino National Forest stands a small patch of big trees that matured well before Europeans came to North America. ... More


From Forester to Professor

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

On July 19, 1909, Aldo Leopold was appointed as forest assistant at the Apache National Forest just outside Springerville, in the Arizona Territory. During the two decades he spent with the U.S. ... More


Parks and New Eco-Regimes

Thomas R. H. Havens

in Parkscapes: Green Spaces in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834777
eISBN:
9780824871680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834777.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines new eco-regimes of volunteerism and ecological consciousness in both city and natural parks during the 1990s and early twenty-first century. During the 1990s and early 2000s, ... More


Mogollon Plateau: Fires Present and Future

William deBuys

in A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199778928
eISBN:
9780197563144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199778928.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Early on June 19, 2002, Paul Garcia looked off the rim of the Mogollon Plateau and did not like what he saw. Down toward Cibecue, the capital of the Fort Apache Reservation, home of the White ... More


The Indo-Hispano

Lorena Oropeza

in The King of Adobe: Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653297
eISBN:
9781469653310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653297.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1966, Tijerina and members of the Alianza Federal de Mercedes took over the Echo Amphitheater picnic ground within Kit Carson National Forest, apprehended two U.S. Forest Service rangers and, in a ... More


Progressive Presbyterian Conservation

Mark R. Stoll

in Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190230869
eISBN:
9780190230890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230869.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

The accelerating, rapacious destruction of natural resources in the nineteenth century and early twentieth provoked a powerful Presbyterian response. Presbyterianism’s political, preaching culture ... More


A Wild Proposal1919–1924

Marybeth Lorbiecki

in A Fierce Green Fire: The Life and Legacy of Aldo Leopold

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199965038
eISBN:
9780197563311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965038.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

On August 1, 1919, Aldo was appointed to the second-highest position in District 3—Assistant Forester in Charge of Operations. Numerous foresters grumbled that Leopold didn’t deserve the job and ... More


Bamboozled

Carolyn Finney

in Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614489
eISBN:
9781469614502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614489.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the legacy of an environmental narrative that denies the complex history of various cultural groups whose access to and use of natural resources were mediated by policies and ... More


Taking the “Best” from the West?: The Beginnings of the Soviet National Park Movement

Alan D. Roe

in Into Russian Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, and National Parks in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190914554
eISBN:
9780190914585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914554.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Under Nikita’s Khrushchev’s policy of “peaceful coexistence,” Soviet scientists started attending conferences of the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) where they became more ... More


To Crystal Lake

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0025
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes a tour to Crystal Lake which takes the following route: Azusa–Angeles National Forest–Pine Flats–Crystal Lake; 25.7 m; State 39, Crystal Lake Rd. Crystal Lake, the only natural ... More


A Cowboy in Love1909–1912

Marybeth Lorbiecki

in A Fierce Green Fire: The Life and Legacy of Aldo Leopold

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199965038
eISBN:
9780197563311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965038.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

Twenty-two-year-old Aldo Leopold arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory, in July 1909, burning with the “fervor of a sawdust evangelist.” The Forest Service had sent him to his first ... More


A Pox on our Land: A Case Study of Chronic Deer Overbrowsing throughout the Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania

Walter P. Carson, Alejandro A. Royo, and Chris J. Peterson

in The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the demise of herbs and shrubs throughout the Allegheny National Forest Region (ANFR) as a consequence of long-term deer mismanagement. It aims to do the following: (1) quantify ... More


Productivity Standards

Scott Lehmann

in Privatizing Public Lands

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195089721
eISBN:
9780197560587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195089721.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

The USFS often sells National Forest timber at a loss. Although loggers may pay market price for it, the agency absorbs various costs—stand thinning, roads, sale preparation, reforestation, etc. ... More


New Life and Near Death1912–1914

Marybeth Lorbiecki

in A Fierce Green Fire: The Life and Legacy of Aldo Leopold

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199965038
eISBN:
9780197563311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965038.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

Estella said yes. After such news, Aldo could hardly concentrate. He wrote home, “Somehow, this time, I don’t seem to be able to write.” On December 2, he wrote in his work journal, “In at least 6 ... More


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