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Natural Resources and the Informed Citizen, 2nd ed. - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-635-1

Author(s): Steve Dennis

Copyright year: 2012

Edition: 2nd

Other Formats: Print

pages: 306

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Natural Resources and the Informed Citizen is a complete guide to citizen involvement in the preservation and appreciation of natural resources.

This book introduce some of the processes through which people make decisions about using natural resources. It discusses the government structure of resource management, citizen participation in resource management policy, and resource management practices.

The author has taught at the higher education level. He has also researched public involvement in natural resources planning and decision making, as well as the influence of citizens’ organizations on natural resources policy.

Chapter 1: The Values of Natural Resources

Chapter 2: Demands on Natural Resources

Chapter 3: America’s Common Lands: Outdoor Recreation as an Example of Excessive Demand for Scarce Resources

Chapter 4: Evolution of a Land Ethic and Natural Resource Management Eras

Chapter 5: Federal Resource Managing Agencies and Authority

Chapter 6: Civics 1A and the Federal Regulatory Process

Chapter 7: Federal Agencies: The National Park Service

Chapter 8: Federal Agencies: The U. S. Forest Service

Chapter 9: Federal Agencies: The Bureau of Land Management

Chapter 10: Federal Agencies: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Chapter 11: Federal Agencies: The Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Chapter 12: State Government Involvement in Natural Resources

Chapter 13: Special Districts, County, and Municipal Involvement in Natural Resources

Chapter 14: Citizen Involvement in Natural Resources Issues

Chapter 15: Activism and the Legal Avenues for Public Involvement

Chapter 16: Theoretical and Legal Foundations of Public Involvement

Chapter 17: Effective Avenues for Public Participation

Chapter 18: Forestland and Timber Management Controversies

Chapter 19: Wildlife Management and Controversies

Chapter 20: Range Management and Grazing

Chapter 21: Water Management and Controversies

Chapter 22: Mineral Resources, Mining, and Management Issues

Chapter 23: Profiling an Informed Citizen

Chapter 24: Legacy


Appendix A: Selected Internet Sites Useful to the Informed Citizen

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