Natural Resources and the Informed Citizen, 2nd ed.
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