Wilderness Comes Home: Rewilding the Northeast / Edition 1

Wilderness Comes Home: Rewilding the Northeast / Edition 1

by Christopher McGrory Klyza
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584651024

ISBN-13: 9781584651024

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: Middlebury College Museum of Art

The first book to look at wilderness in the northeastern US, Wilderness Comes Home features a new approach based on ecological reserve design to protect biological diversity, rewilding and restoring lands to wilderness, and embedding wilderness in a landscape of sustainably managed farmland and forestland. It addresses major theoretical and practical aspects of this

Overview

The first book to look at wilderness in the northeastern US, Wilderness Comes Home features a new approach based on ecological reserve design to protect biological diversity, rewilding and restoring lands to wilderness, and embedding wilderness in a landscape of sustainably managed farmland and forestland. It addresses major theoretical and practical aspects of this important issue -- whether, why, and how to reestablish wilderness areas in the Northeast. Although Western wilderness models already exist for undeveloped areas, Eastern models are still evolving. Protection and social management are being urged not for the "forest primeval" but for recovering areas, in which returning species such as moose and peregrine falcons roam over new growth softwoods and hardwoods, interspersed with the stone walls that once marked field boundaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584651024
Publisher:
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Series:
Middlebury Bicentennial Series in Environmental Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Taking Stock An Eastern Turn for Wilderness - Christopher McGrory Klyza
"Remote, rocky, barren, bushy wild-woody wilderness": The Natural History of the Northeast - Alicia Daniel and Thor Hanson Old Growth Forests of the Northeast - Robert T. Leverett Public Lands and Wild Lands in the Northeast - Christopher McGrory Klyza

Designing a Northeastern System of Wild Lands

Ecological Reserve Design in the Northeast - Stephen C. Trombulak An Opportunity for Big Wilderness in the Northern Appalachians - Jamie Sayen Restoring the Wild: Species Recovery and Reintroduction - Stephen C. Trombulak and Kimberly Royar Making It Happen: Protecting Wilderness on the Ground - Emily Bateson and Nancy Smith

Northeastern Wild Lands in Context

Stewardship and Sustainability: Reconnecting Nature, Culture, and Community - Nora Mitchell and Rolf Diamant Vermont Family Forests: Building a Sustainable Relationship with Local Forests - David Brynn A Conversation at the Edge of Wilderness - John Alder Some Lessons from Wilderness, East and West - John Davis

Final Thoughts

Epilogue - Bill McKibben

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