BOOK REVIEWS: Integrated Public Lands Management: Principles and Applications to National Forests, Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and BLM Lands
The intense wildfire season of 2002 devastated hundreds of thousands of acres of forest lands in the western United States. A bigger impact in the public awareness came from the intense media attention on the large number of homes and buildings threatened as well as cities such as Denver, Colorado, and many small towns in New Mexico and Oregon. It would appear to be relatively easy to arrive at a consensus to deal with such a serious threat to the public welfare. Yet, as the intensely critical reaction to the Bush administration's relatively modest set of proposals to streamline administrative procedures and promote fuel load reductions with thinning and harvesting shows: there is no consensus on natural resource management policy on public lands. This book shows how federal natural resource management policies developed over time to meet the conflicting and changing desires of the public. While learning resource analysis and management techniques, readers can also see their history and justification.
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: Assistant Professor of Forestry Penn State University Mont Alto Campus, Mont Alto, PA, 17237,
Publication date: February 1, 2003
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