Saving America's Countryside: A Guide to Rural Conservation / Edition 2

Saving America's Countryside: A Guide to Rural Conservation / Edition 2

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by Samuel N. Stokes, A. Elizabeth Watson, Shelley S. Mastran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801855489

ISBN-13: 9780801855481

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

A new edition of the book that received the Historic Preservation Book Prize and the American Society for Landscape Architects' Honor Award

Since publication of the first edition of Saving America's Countryside in 1989, the fight to save America's rural resources has met with much success. Approaches considered experimental just a decade

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A new edition of the book that received the Historic Preservation Book Prize and the American Society for Landscape Architects' Honor Award

Since publication of the first edition of Saving America's Countryside in 1989, the fight to save America's rural resources has met with much success. Approaches considered experimental just a decade ago—greenways and heritage areas, for example—are now widespread. Yet at the same time, such disquieting developments as continuing suburban sprawl, the weakening of federal laws, and the so-called property rights movement all suggest that work remains to be done.

Saving America's Countryside was the first and is still the only comprehensive, step-by-step guide to protecting the natural, historic, scenic, and agricultural resources of a rural community. The authors show how to organize a conservation effort, inventory available resources, pass effective new laws, set up land trusts, take advantage of federal programs, and change public attitudes.

The thoroughly revised and updated second edition reports on changes in conservation over the past eight years and adds a chapter on making economic development compatible with rural conservation. It includes new case studies, more than fifty new illustrations, and a section on heritage tourism. As in the previous edition, the detailed case studies document a variety of successful—and often surprisingly innovative—conservation efforts by residents of rural communities throughout the United States.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801855481
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.17(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Case Studies
List of Sidebars
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: Rural Conservation, a Strategy for Sustainability
Ch. 1Rural Concerns
Ch. 2Organizing a Rural Conservation Program
Ch. 3Analyzing the Rural Community
Ch. 4Rural Conservation through Local Government
Ch. 5Voluntary Techniques for Protecting Property
Ch. 6Economic Development and Rural Conservation
Ch. 7Getting Help from the Outside
Ch. 8Community Education and Support
Conclusion: Putting it all Together
App. 1Educational Programs on Rural Conservation
App. 2Sources of Assistance
Notes to Text
Notes to Case Studies
Notes to Sidebars
References and Suggested Reading
Figure Credits
Index

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