Forest Conservation Policy / Edition 1

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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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"This book is a reference handbook to those conservation policies and the contemporary issues that affect America's forests . . . It is very efficiently designed in a modular form. Current issues sections, for example, all start with a few paragraphs of background, then recent policy developments, and then conclusions, with numerous references available at the end. This book is the clearly written, balanced, useful reference the authors and publishers claim it to be. It is recommended for all libraries, especially for those holding the Contemporary World Issues series, of which this is a part."


American Reference Books Annual

"More than a study of forest conservation policy in the US, this volume in ABC-CLIO's Contemporary World Issues series is excellent and authoritative. . . . Sample and Cheng's handbook is well organized and fact filled."



"[E]xcellent and authoritative . . . clear, unbiased coverage of everything from the history of forest conservation to current issues . . . Highly recommended. All colleges and university libraries."



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576079911
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Conservation Movement and the Roots of U.S. Forest Policy 1
2 Current Issues in U.S. Forest Policy 23
3 Chronology 117
4 Personalities 131
5 Forest Facts and Data 143
6 Directory of U.S. Forestry Organizations 183
7 Print Resources 239
8 Nonprint Resources 265
Glossary 277
Index 293
About the Authors 321
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