Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains

by Tom Wolf
     
 

Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains draws on the latest scientific findings to show that the battered, beautiful Sangres need us as much as we need them. Focusing on forest ecology, environmental writer Tom Wolf shows how fire, insects, disease, humans, and other disturbances have formed the magnificent, diverse forests we know today.

Overview

Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains draws on the latest scientific findings to show that the battered, beautiful Sangres need us as much as we need them. Focusing on forest ecology, environmental writer Tom Wolf shows how fire, insects, disease, humans, and other disturbances have formed the magnificent, diverse forests we know today.

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Wolf (Southwest studies, Colorado College; Society of American Foresters) shows how the Sangre de Cristo Mountains' recent Wilderness designation may weaken links between their ecology and the economies of the surrounding human communities. He examines the environmental history of the Sangres' large private lands and experiments in creating and maintaining wildlife habitat, and proposes downsizing the federal resource-management presence in ways that would nurture local ties between cultural and biological diversity. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870815140
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
12/15/1998
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Tom Wolf is the author of Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains (UPC), Ice Crusaders, and In Fire's Way.

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