Living with the Adirondack Forest: Local Perspectives on Land-Use Conflicts

Living with the Adirondack Forest: Local Perspectives on Land-Use Conflicts

by Catherine Henshaw Knott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801485002

ISBN-13: 9780801485008

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Cornell University Press

"While locals are inherently integral to land use decisions, their story is seldom coherently placed within the context of competing interests. Knott effectively places local perspectives in the Adirondack land use conflict to illustrate the need for participatory approaches to decision-making."—Valerie A. Luzadis, SUNY College of Environmental Science and…  See more details below

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"While locals are inherently integral to land use decisions, their story is seldom coherently placed within the context of competing interests. Knott effectively places local perspectives in the Adirondack land use conflict to illustrate the need for participatory approaches to decision-making."—Valerie A. Luzadis, SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryAttitudes about land use, Catherine Henshaw Knott suggests, may reflect profound differences in class, religion, and life experience, pitting urban Americans who see nature at risk against rural Americans whose lives are dominated by nature's forces. She documents the thoughts and feelings of people whose lives are intimately connected to the forest, including loggers, trappers, craftspeople, and guides, as well as tree farmers and maple syrup producers. After describing the key players in the conflict and chronicling battles and bridge-building between stake-holders, Knott concludes that the participation of local people in decision making is the only process that can shift an increasingly hostile cycle toward resolution.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801485008
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Photographs
Adirondack Species Mentioned in the Text
Organizations and Terms
Preface
Introduction1
The Human / Nature Relationship
1The Adirondacks: A Case Study of Land Use Conflict19
2Wildlife: From Skins to Kin30
3History of Land Use Philosophies in the Adirondacks54
Woods and Woodspeople
4The Woods and the People: Tupper Lake Loggers96
5Crafters, Trappers, Gatherers, and Guides120
6Tree Farmers and Maple Syrup Producers: Architects of the Forest137
Community and Conflict
7Reflective Practitioners158
8Newcomb's Plan216
9Battles and Bridges228
10Views of the Forest254
Epilogue: Fire and Water279
AppendixNational and International Examples of Regional Land Use Planning281
Bibliography289
Index303

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