America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

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America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

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How is it that the United States - the country that cherishes the ideal of private property more than any other in the world - has chosen to set aside nearly one-third of its land area as public lands? Considering this intriguing question, Randall K. Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America's public land system. The result is a fresh and probing account of the most pressing policy and management challenges facing national parks, forests, rangelands, and wildlife refuges today. The author explores the dramatic story of the origins of the public domain, including the century-long effort to sell them off and the subsequent emergence of a national conservation ideal.

ISBN

9781442207974

Publication Date

4-2014

Publisher

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

City

Lanham, MD

Keywords

public land, national park, public domain, conservation, nature, environmental history

Disciplines

Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Policy | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Nature and Society Relations | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration | United States History

Department

Environmental Studies

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Original version is available from the publisher at: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442207974

America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

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