Stewardship Across Boundaries

Stewardship Across Boundaries

by Richard L. Knight, Peter Landres
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Stewardship Across Boundaries

<p>Every piece of land, no matter how remote or untrammeled, has a boundary. While sometimes boundary lines follow topographic or biological features, more often they follow the straight lines of political dictate and compromise. Administrative boundaries nearly always fragment a landscape, resulting in loss of species that must disperse or migrate across borders, increased likelihood of threats such as alien species or pollutants, and disruption of natural processes such as fire. Despite the importance and ubiquity of boundary issues, remarkably little has been written on the subject.<p>Stewardship Across Boundaries fills that gap in the literature, addressing the complex biological and socioeconomic impacts of both public and private land boundaries in the United States. With contributions from natural resource managers, historians, environmentalists, political scientists, and legal scholars, the book.<p><li>develops a framework for understanding administrative boundaries and their effects on the land and on human behavior <li>examines issues related to different types of boundaries - wilderness, commodity, recreation, private-public <li>presents a series of case studies illustrating the efforts of those who have cooperated to promote stewardship across boundaries <li>synthesizes the broad complexity of boundary-related issues and offers an integrated strategy for achieving regional stewardshi.<p>Stewardship Across Boundaries should spur open discussion among students, scientists, managers, and activists on this important topic. It demonstrates how legal, social, and ecological conditions interact in causing boundary impacts and why those factors must be integrated to improve land management. It also discusses research needs and will help facilitate critical thinking within the scientific community that could result in new strategies for managing boundaries and their impacts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559635165
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. Understanding Administrative Boundaries and Their Effects
Chapter 1. Bounded People, Boundless Land
Chapter 2. Ecological Effects of Administrative Boundaries
Chapter 3. Social Dimensions of Boundaries: Balancing Cooperation and Self-interest
Chapter 4. Laws and Institutions in Cross-boundary Stewardship
PART II. Types of Administrative Boundaries
Chapter 5. Boundary Effects on Wilderness and Other Natural Areas
Chapter 6. Outdoor Recreation and Boundaries: Opportunities and Challenges
Chapter 7. Boundaries or Barriers: New Horizons for Conservation and Private Forests
Chapter 8. Boundaries between Public and Private Lands: Defining Obstacles, Finding Solutions
PART III. Case Studies
Chapter 9. Big Cypress National Preserve: The Great Compromise
Chapter 10. Managing Grazing and Recreation across Boundaries in the Big Cimarron Watershed
Chapter 11. Overcoming Boundaries: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Chapter 12. Partnerships across Park Boundaries: The Rincon Institute and Saguaro National Park
Chapter 13. Wilderness and Working Landscapes: The Adirondack Park as a Model Bioregion
PART IV. Building Bridges across Boundaries
Chapter 14. Cooperation: A Strategy for Achieving Stewardship across Boundaries
Chapter 15. The Continent Indissoluble
Chapter 16. Integration: A Beginning for Landscape-scale Stewardship

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Lee79LR More than 1 year ago
This book will be a reminder and guide for action for professionals in the fields of managing designated USFWS and State Game and Fish areas, especially for those in close proximity to other State and US designated natural areas, such as, refuges, national monuments and parks plus BLM. The book can also provide the nonprofesional interested in enjoying and preserving the designated natural spaces with insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the decision makers managing and protecting as well as promoting our natural environments.