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Author Scott, Doug, 1944-

Title The Enduring Wilderness : Protecting Our Natural Heritage through the Wilderness Act
Published New York : Fulcrum Pub., 2004
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Description 1 online resource (200 pages)
Series Speaker's Corner
Speaker's Corner
Contents Table of Contents; Foreword ix; Preface xi; Introduction 1; People Saving Wilderness for People 1; The Impulse to Preserve Wildness 3; The Wilderness Act: A People's Law 4; Challenges Ahead 6; Chapter 1: Wilderness in Our Lives 9; The Wilderness We Have Saved 9; What Preserving Wilderness Requires 13; Chapter 2: Wilderness: From Concept to Action 19; PART 1: THE WILDERNESS IDEA 19; The Need for Wilderness 19; John Muir 21; Wilderness Vanishing 23; National Parks and Wilderness 24; PART 2: THE BEGINNINGS OF A WILDERNESS PRESERVATION POLICY 27; Aldo Leopold 27
The First Wilderness Area and the "L-20" Regulation 29Bob Marshall 30; The Wilderness Society 31; Forest Wilderness or National Parks? 32; "Wilderness" and "Wild Areas"The "U" Regulations 35; Chapter 3: Wilderness: "There Ought to be a Law" 37; How Permanent? 37; "Not by Law" 39; The Idea of a Comprehensive Wilderness Program 40; Howard Zahniser 40; Imagining a Wilderness Law 41; Building Consensus 43; Echo Park 44; The "Wilderness Bill" 47; The Eight-Year
Summary A look at how America has preserved more than 100 million acres of diverse wilderness areas in 44 states, now protected in our National Wilderness Preservation System. Discussion of current visions valuing wilderness and its place in our culture
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Subject Wilderness areas -- Government policy -- United States.
Wilderness areas -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 155591876X (electronic bk.)
9781555918767 (electronic bk.)