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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 exampleare 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 ...
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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 exampleare 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. No other book so completely addresses the range of skills and ideas available. 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.

A guide to protecting the natural, historic, scenic, and agricultural resources of a rural community, with information on available resources, new laws, and federal programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801836961
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1989
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.89 (w) x 10.52 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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