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Forest Conservation Policy: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)by V. Alaric Sample
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Forest Conservation Policy: A Reference Handbook chronicles the dramatic history, current status, and global influence of U.S. forest policy. Beginning with the foundations of early forest law during the colonial period through the rise of the Conservation Movement in the wake of 19th century massive forest exploitation, this reference also discusses the environmental challenges that have rewritten recent U.S. forest policy and explores future policy directions.
What are the effects of forest destruction on biological diversity? Has the sustainable forest management movement been effective? Given the fact that individual landowners control the greatest share of U.S. forestland, how are forests on private lands regulated? Students and concerned citizens alike will discover answers to these and other critical questions regarding what is left of the nation's dwindling forests.
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US forester and conservationist Sample and Cheng (natural resource history, policy, and sustainability, Colorado State U.-Fort Collins) provide a broad but quick reference to US forest conservation policy for students in forestry, conservation, and environmental policy and for journalists and others. They review the conservation movement and its policy impacts, current issues, personalities, forest facts and data, organizations, and print and non-print resources. A chronology and short glossary are included.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A one-of-a-kind introduction to the major issues and controversies dominating the heated debate over U.S. forest policy today.
â€¢ Subject-indexed description of the major issues dominating the current debates over the future of forest policy
â€¢ Exhaustive references to government and nongovernment forestry organizations at both the national and regional levels
â€¢ Explains how issues such as watershed protection and global warming are changing the way we think about forests and their role in society
â€¢ Links trends in U.S. forest policy to global issues, including international sustainable forestry initiatives
â€¢ Provides readers with an understanding of not only what is happening in forest policy, but why
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