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This book explores the changes that are leading to a new century of natural resources management. It places the current situation in historical perspective, analyzes the forces that are propelling change, and describes and examines the specific changes in goals, policy, and practice that are transforming all aspects of natural resources management.The book is an important overview for wildlife biologists, foresters, and others working for public land agencies; professors and students of natural resources; and ...
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A New Century for Natural Resources Management

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Overview


This book explores the changes that are leading to a new century of natural resources management. It places the current situation in historical perspective, analyzes the forces that are propelling change, and describes and examines the specific changes in goals, policy, and practice that are transforming all aspects of natural resources management.The book is an important overview for wildlife biologists, foresters, and others working for public land agencies; professors and students of natural resources; and all those whose livelihood depends on the use of public natural resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597262453
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 411
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


Richard L. Knight is associate professor of wildlife ecology at Colorado State University.

Sarah F. Bates is director of the Utah office of the Grand Canyon Trust.


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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Oldest Task in Human History 7
2 The Federal Land Management Agencies 37
3 Traditional Approaches and Tools in Natural Resources Management 61
4 Traditional Education in Natural Resources 75
5 The Traditional Economics of Natural Resources Management 89
6 The Traditional Ethics of Natural Resources Management 101
7 A World That Takes Its Environment Seriously 123
8 Redefining "Multiple Use": Agency Responses to Changing Social Values 143
9 Natural Resource Agencies: Questioning the Paradigm 159
10 Natural Resource Agencies: Transforming from Within 171
11 Old Players with New Power: The Nongovernmental Organizations 189
12 Natural Resources Management by Litigation 209
13 Shifting and Broadening the Economic Paradigm toward Natural Resources 221
14 Thinking about Natural Resource-Dependent Economies: Moving beyond the Folk Economics of the Rear-View Mirror 235
15 The Shifting Paradigm in Ecology 261
16 New Approaches, New Tools: Conservation Biology 279
17 New Directions in Education for Natural Resources Management 297
18 Managing Natural Resources as Social Value 311
19 Ecological Economics: Toward a New Transdisciplinary Science 323
20 Global Environmental Ethics: A Valuable Earth 349
21 Three Bear Stories: Toward a Sustainable Resource Management Future 367
Conclusion 381
Index 383
About the Contributors 397
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