Buying Nature: The Limits of Land Acquisition as a Conservation Strategy, 1780-2004

Buying Nature: The Limits of Land Acquisition as a Conservation Strategy, 1780-2004

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0262562103
ISBN-13:
9780262562102
Pub. Date:
08/12/2005
Publisher:
MIT Press

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Buying Nature: The Limits of Land Acquisition as a Conservation Strategy, 1780-2004

A history of the public and private acquisition of land for conservation and an analysis of its effectiveness in protecting the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262562102
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 08/12/2005
Series: American and Comparative Environmental Policy
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sally K. Fairfax is Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Lauren Gwin is Research Associate in the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at Oregon State University and cofounder and coordinator of the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network.

Mary Ann King is an MS student in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Leigh Raymond is Professor of Political Science at Purdue University, the coauthor of Buying Nature: The Limits of Land Acquisition as a Conservation Strategy, 1780–2004 (MIT Press) and the author of Private Rights in Public Resources: Equity and Property Allocation in Market-Based Environmental Policy.Laura A. Watt is an environmental planner at EDAW, Inc.

Michael E. Kraft is Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs Emeritus and Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Environmental Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Sheldon Kamieniecki is Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author or editor of many other books.

Table of Contents

Series Forewordix
Prefacexiii
List of Acronymsxvii
1Acquisition Myths and Realities1
2From the Confederated Congress Through the Civil War, 1780-186521
3Changing Expectations: From the Civil War to the Weeks Act, 1865-191141
4Between the Roosevelts, 1912-193275
5Conservation Land Acquisition During the Depression and World War II, 1933-1953103
6Roots of Change, 1953-1979133
7Mosaics in the Reagan Revolution171
8Megadeals and Management Mosaics in the 1990s203
9Conclusions245
Notes273
References299
Cases Cited329
Index331

What People are Saying About This

Randy T. Simmons

To truly protect land you need to own it or a portion of the rights to it. But who owns, how did they gain ownership, and how do they manage the land are questions unasked until Fairfax and her coauthors wrote this book. By carefully exploring the mosaic of actors, tools, controls, and conservation authorities, they identify the complexities and diversity of modern conservation management. Every student of public lands and conservation policies should read this book.

Helen Ingram

The authors of Buying Nature use their considerable interdisciplinary talent to make sense of the patchwork practices of land conservation in the United States. The compelling evidence they marshal defies all simple solutions dictated by ideology. The book is required reading for anyone interested in natural resources policy.

Endorsement

The authors of Buying Nature use their considerable interdisciplinary talent to make sense of the patchwork practices of land conservation in the United States. The compelling evidence they marshal defies all simple solutions dictated by ideology. The book is required reading for anyone interested in natural resources policy.

Helen Ingram, Professor of Political Science and Warmington Endowed Chair in the School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine

From the Publisher

" Buying Nature is the definitive work on land acquisition for conservation purposes in the United States. With its sweeping history and critical assessment of public and private policies, the book redefines how we think and how we should think about land acquisition. The wealth of information alone will make Buying Nature a standard reference for academics and practitioners for years to come. The policy critique makes this information immediately relevant." Craig W. Thomas, Department of Political Science,University of Massachusetts Amherst

Craig W. Thomas

Buying Nature is the definitive work on land acquisition for conservation purposes in the United States. With its sweeping history and critical assessment of public and private policies, the book redefines how we think and how we should think about land acquisition. The wealth of information alone will make Buying Nature a standard reference for academics and practitioners for years to come. The policy critique makes this information immediately relevant.

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