Conservation for a New Generation: Redefining Natural Resources Management

Conservation for a New Generation: Redefining Natural Resources Management

by Richard L. Knight, Courtney White
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1597264385

ISBN-13: 9781597264389

Pub. Date: 11/07/2008

Publisher: Island Press

In hundreds of watersheds and communities across the United States, conservation is being reinvented and invigorated by collaborative efforts between federal, state, and local governments working with nongovernmental organizations and private landowners, and fueled by economic incentives, to promote both healthy natural communities and healthy human communities.

Overview

In hundreds of watersheds and communities across the United States, conservation is being reinvented and invigorated by collaborative efforts between federal, state, and local governments working with nongovernmental organizations and private landowners, and fueled by economic incentives, to promote both healthy natural communities and healthy human communities.
 
Conservation for a New Generation captures those efforts with chapters that explain the new landscape of conservation along with case studies that illustrate these new approaches. The book brings together leading voices in the field of environmental conservation—Lynne Sherrod, Curt Meine, Daniel Kemmis, Luther Propst, Jodi Hilty, Peter Forbes, and many others—to offer fourteen chapters and twelve case studies that
 
• demonstrate the benefits of government agencies partnering with diverse stakeholders;
• explore how natural resources management is evolving;
• discuss emerging practices for conservation, including conservation planning, ecological restoration, valuing ecosystem services, and using economic incentives;
• promote cooperation on natural resources issues that have in the past been divisive.
 
Throughout, contributors focus on the fundamental truth that unites human and land communities: as one prospers, so does the other; as one declines, so too will the other. The book illustrates how natural resources management that emphasizes building strong relationships results in outcomes that are beneficial to both people and land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597264389
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/07/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,183,818
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction \ Richark L. Knight
 
Chapter 1. This Place in Time \ Curt Meine
 
PART I. Agencies and Institutions: The Need for Innovation
Chapter 2. Natural Resource Agencies: The Necessity for Change \ Anthony S. Cheng
Chapter 3. Public Lands: Better Policies from Better Politics \ Daniel Kemmis
Chapter 4. Parks and Protected Areas: Conserving Lands across Administrative Boundaries \ Jonathan Adams
-Case Study 1: Innovators Down Under: New Zealand 's Fisheries \ Christopher M. Dewees
-Case Study 2: When Government Respects Landholders: Wildlife in Zimbabwe \ Mike Jones
-Case Study 3: Kinzua Deer Cooperative: Conservation through Cooperation \ Jeffrey Kochel
-Working Wildlands \ Lynne Sherrod
 
PART II. A Changing Toolbox for Conservation
Chapter 5. Conservation Planning: New Tools and New Approaches \ Jodi A. Hilty and Craig R. Groves
Chapter 6. Community Planning: Challenges, Obstacles, and Opportunities \ Laura A. Lucero
Chapter 7. Economic Incentives: Conservation that Pays \ Luther Propst, Adam Davis, John Shepherd, and Nina Chambers
Chapter 8. Ecosystem Services: The Nature of Valuing Nature \ J. B. Ruhl
-Case Study 5: Conservation at the Speed of Business \ Willian J. Ginn
-Case Study 6: California North Coast Forest Conservation Initiative \ Chris Kelly
-Case Study 7: Ranching for Family and Profit \ Kay and David James
 
PART III. The Radical Center: Finding Common Ground
Chapter 9. Food and Open Spaces: Bridging the Rural-urban Divide \ Richard L. Knight
Chapter 10. Land Health: A Language to Describe the Common Ground Beneath Our Feet \ Courtney White
Chapter 11. Reciprocity: Toward a New Relationship \ Peter Forbes
-Case Study 8: Communication Networks, Leadership, and Conservation in an African Seascape \ Beatrice I. Crona
-Case Study 9: Farmer as Conservationist \ James L. Andrew
-Case Study 10: Wallowa County: The Power of 'We'? \ Diane Dagget Snyder
-Case Study 11: Collaboration as Teacher \ Dan Dagget
-Case Study 12: Groundswell: Community Dynamics from the Bottom Up \ Todd Graham
Chapter 12. Where Will the Moose Live? \ Bob Budd
 
Conclusion: An Unprecedented Future \ Courtney White
List of Contributors
Index

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