Symbol of Wilderness

Symbol of Wilderness

by Mark W. T. Harvey
     
 

Harvey details the first major clash between conservationists and developers after World War II, the successful fight to prevent the building of Echo Park Dam. The dam on the Green River was intended to create a recreational lake in northwest Colorado and generate hydroelectric power, but would have flooded picturesque Echo Park Valley and threatened Dinosaur

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Overview

Harvey details the first major clash between conservationists and developers after World War II, the successful fight to prevent the building of Echo Park Dam. The dam on the Green River was intended to create a recreational lake in northwest Colorado and generate hydroelectric power, but would have flooded picturesque Echo Park Valley and threatened Dinosaur National Monument, straddling the Utah-Colorado border near Wyoming.

University of Washington Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295979328
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword by William CrononPrefaceAcknowledgmentsThe Peculiar Past of a National MonumentThe Seeds of ControversyPrimeval Parks and the Wilderness Movement"A Mere Millpond"Searching for an Alternate SiteWilderness for a New GenerationThe Great Evaporation ControversyThe Politics of Preservation A Symbol of WildernessTriumph of the Park SystemEpilogueNotesBibliographyIndex

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