Wilderness Ethics Valuing and Managing Wild Places

ISBN-10: 0811732541
ISBN-13: 9780811732543
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Jennifer Lamb is Public Policy Director for NOLS and handles all wilderness and public lands issues for the school. She lives in Lander, Wyoming

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Wilderness Ethics
Defining a Wilderness Ethic
Wildlands and People
Ecology: Knowledge and Foresight
Wilderness Within: Cultural Connections
Stewards or Citizens?
Wilderness as Home
Pioneers in Thought
Coming to Terms with Wilderness
A Developing Conviction
Embracing Wilderness
Current Perspectives
Environmental Ethics
Value Systems
The Rights of Nature
Sources of Influence
Wilderness Values
The Role of Wilderness Education
Educating for Ethics
Lessons in Nature
Wilderness Education
Personal Responsibility
Putting Ethics into Practice
Wilderness Management in the United States
Federal Land Management
What Are the Nation's Public Lands?
Major Statutes Governing Land Management
National Forests
History of the Forest Service
Organization
National Forest System Management
Land Use Planning
National Parks
History of the National Park Service
Organization
National Park System Management
Land Use Planning
Public Lands of the Bureau of Land Management
History of the Bureau of Land Management
Organization
BLM Management
Land Use Planning
National Refuges
History of the National Wildlife Refuge System
Organization
Fish and Wildlife Service Management
The Endangered Species Act
Land Use Planning
Special Management Systems on Federal Lands: Wilderness, Wild Rivers, and Scenic Trails
The National Wilderness Preservation System
The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System
The National Scenic Trails System
Land Management Challenges
Federal versus Local Control
External Threats to Public Lands
Growth in Outdoor Recreation
Balancing Competing Uses: The Multiple-Use Conundrum
Lack of Appropriated Funding
The Roles of Politics and Science in Decision Making
Wilderness Designation and Management
Land Management Opportunities
Wilderness Education
Citizen Involvement
Where to Go for Additional Information
Public Involvement in the National Environmental Policy Act Process
The Wilderness Act
Federal Land by State and Agency
Federally Designated Wilderness Acreage by State and Agency
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index

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