Our Common Lands

Our Common Lands

Suniville, Gerald H., The National Park Idea: A Perspective on Use and Preservation, 6 J. CONTEMP. L. 75 (1979). Svoboda, Paul A., Protecting Visitors to National Recreation Areas Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 84 ColuMBIA L. REV.

Author: David J. Simon

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9780933280571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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This accessible book explains the complexities of key environmental laws and how they can be used to protect our national parks. It includes discussions of successful and unsuccessful attempts to use the laws and how the courts have interpreted them.
Categories: Business & Economics

National Parks

National Parks

Keiter , Robert B. ( 1988 ) " National Park Protection : Putting the Organic Act to Work , " in David J. Simon , ed . , Our Common Lands : Defending the National Parks . Washington , D.C .: Island Press .

Author: Francis N. Lovett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847689786

Category: Nature

Page: 166

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Arguing that in many cases the concept of the common good (as articulated in the communitarian perspective as developed by Amitai Etzioni) takes precedence over the concept of individual liberty, the author offers an argument on how to prioritize issues of the common good. The examination takes place primarily within the context of the national park system, with specific cases provided to illustrate the issues. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Park Science

Park Science

Ray Herrmann NPS Water Resources Division Our Common Lands : Defending the National Parks . Edited by David J. Simon . National Parks and Conservation Assn . , Island Press , Washington ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112018221934

Category: National parks and reserves

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Categories: National parks and reserves

Our National Park System

Our National Park System

Guardians of Yellowstone : An Inti- mate Look at the Challenges of Protecting America's Foremost Wilderness Park . New York : William Morrow , 1991 . Simon , David J. , ed . Our Common Lands : Defending the National Parks .

Author: Dwight F. Rettie

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252065581

Category: Nature

Page: 324

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This is the first comprehensive look at America's national park system, an insider's tour covering the system and the National Park Service, the agency responsible for its care. Dwight F. Rettie, former chief of the NPS policy development office, is uniquely qualified to address the state--the problems and the possibilities--of the system, which is comprised of millions of acres of land in more than 350 areas around the nation, including historic sites, battlefields, and recreation areas. Rettie agrees, as many critics have claimed, that the system is in disarray; he proposes in detail stronger management operations, clearer and more stringent measures of personnel performance, and training of park rangers to help them become professionals knowledgeable about the scientific management and protection of resources. For a concerned public as well as for policy-makers and students of government, this comprehensive analysis and outline may provide hope--and a future--for the invaluable legacy that is our national park system.
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The Capacity for Wonder

The Capacity for Wonder

No Holier Temples : Protecting the National Parks Through Wild and Scenic River Designation . " In Our Common Lands : Defending the National Parks , edited by David J. Simon , 331-87 . Washington , D.C .: National Parks and Conservation ...

Author: William Lowry

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815720238

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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The national parks of North America are great public treasures, visited by 300 million people each year. Set aside to be kept in relatively natural condition, these remarkable places of forests, rivers, mountains, and wildlife still inspire our "capacity for wonder." Today, however, the parks are threatened by increasingly difficult problems from both inside and outside their borders. This book, enriched with personal anecdotes of the author's trips throughout the parks of North America, examines changes in the park services of the United States and Canada over the past fifteen years. William Lowry describes the many challenges facing the parks—such as rising crime, tourism, and overcrowding, pollution, eroding funding for environmental research, and the contentious debate over preservation versus use—and the abilities of the agencies to deal with them. The Capacity for Wonder provides a revealing comparison of the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and the Canadian Parks Service (CPS). The author explains that, while the services are similar in many ways, the priorities of these two agencies have changed dramatically in recent years. Lowry shows how increasing conflicts over agency goals and decreasing institutional support have make the NPS vulnerable to interagency disputes, reluctant to take any risks in its operations, and extremely responsive to political pressures. As a result, U.S. national parks are now managed mainly to serve political purposes. Lowry illustrates how in the 1980s politicians pushed the NPS to expand private uses of national parks through development, timber harvesting, grazing, and mining, while environmental groups push the NPS in the other direction. Over the same period, the CPS enjoyed a clarification of goals and increased institutional supports. As a result, the CPS has been able to decentralize its structure, empower its employees, and renew its commitment to preservation. Lowry considers several proposals to change the institutions governing the parks. His own recommendations are more in line with proposals to revitalize public agencies than with those that suggest replacing them with private enterprise, state agencies, or endowment boards. Lowry concludes that preserving nature should be the primary, explicit goal of the park services, and he calls for a stronger commitment to that goal in the United States.
Categories: Political Science

Preserving Nature in the National Parks

Preserving Nature in the National Parks

Cahn commented on the Service's continuing reluctance to give full - faith compliance to the National Environmental Policy Act . See ... in David J. Simon , ed . , Our Common Lands : Defending the National Parks ( Washington , D.C .

Author: Richard West Sellars

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300075782

Category: Nature

Page: 424

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This book traces the epic clash of values between traditional scenery-and-tourism management and emerging ecological concepts in the national parks, America’s most treasured landscapes. It spans the period from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 to near the present, analyzing the management of fires, predators, elk, bear, and other natural phenomena in parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains.
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The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Keiter , On Protecting the National Parks from the External Threats Dilemma , 20 Land & Water L. Rev. 355 ( 1985 ) ; Keiter , National Park Protection : Putting the Organic Act to Work , in Our Common Lands : Defending the National ...

Author: Robert B. Keiter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300059272

Category: Nature

Page: 452

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In 1872, Congress designated Yellowstone National Park as the world's first National Park. In this book, various experts in science, economics and law discuss key resource management issues in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, and how humans should interact with the environment of this area.
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National Parks

National Parks

Another reader seemed to feel that to make Manzanar a national park is to make a wasteful attempt to say “ sorry . ” I do not agree . Such a park would preserve a piece of our shared history . It is part of the greatness of our country ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P002602239

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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Categories: Conservation of natural resources

International Law and Pollution

International Law and Pollution

1988 ) ; Keiter & Sax , Glacier National Park and Its Neighbors : A Study of Federal Inter - Agency Cooperation in Our COMMON Lands : DEFENDING THE NATIONAL Parks 175 ( D. Simon ed . 1988 ) . 30. World Heritage Convention , supra note 6 ...

Author: Daniel Barstow Magraw

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512804003

Category: Law

Page: 388

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International Law and Pollution provides an overview of international legal principles and institutional efforts relevant to pollution and then focuses on two particularly acute problems: nuclear pollution and acid rain.
Categories: Law

Environmental Policy and Biodiversity

Environmental Policy and Biodiversity

See OFFICE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & NAT'L PARK SERVICE, U.S. DEPT OF THE INTERIOR, STATE OF THE PARKS 1980: A REPORT TO THE ... REALITIES, PROSPECTS 126–29, 141-55 (1985); OUR COMMON LANDs: DEFENDING THE NATIONAL PARKs, (D. Simon ed.

Author: R. Edward Grumbine

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781559632836

Category: Nature

Page: 433

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Scientists and policymakers must work together if solutions to the biodiversity crisis are to be found. Yet all too often, scientific data are unknown or incomprehensible to policymakers, and political realities are not fully appreciated by scientists. Environmental Policy and Biodiversity addresses that problem by presenting both an overview of important concepts in the field of conservation biology and an examination of the strengths and limitations of the policymaking process. Topics covered include: the ethical and scientific bases of conservation biology the effectiveness of existing environmental policy in protecting biodiversity case studies from California, the Great Lakes region, southern Appalachia, and the Florida panhandle an examination of overall environmental policy goals and processes Featuring provocative and clearly argued essays from a range of disciplines, Environmental Policy and Biodiversity provides resource professionals with valuable insight into conservation issues, and can serve as a useful tool in both graduate and undergraduate courses in conservation biology and environmental policy.
Categories: Nature