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Wild and Scenic Rivers of America free pdf The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is one of the most important natural-areas protection programs ever established at the federal level. It has resulted in the creation of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System - a rich American legacy that includes many of our finest waterways. But until now no comprehensive reference work covering the complex and innovative programs has been available. Written by one of the nation's leading experts on river ecology and protection, The Wild and Scenic Rivers of America presents an in-depth examination of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System - the protection alternative to dams, diversions, canals, and leapfrogging land development. It is the first book to chronicle this extraordinary system of national rivers, to recount its colorful history, and to weigh the dilemmas of its future. Topics covered include the importance of protecting river ecosystems- state and local protection systems- the history of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System- descriptions of each of the major rivers in the System- how and why rivers are chosen for inclusion, and how they are managed once they are included- threats to rivers both within and outside of the System- and what can be done to make the System more effective and more inclusive. This volume consolidates information, thoughts, and analysis that were previously scattered and obscure and that had not been fully explained or made publicly accessible. In addition, it offers the first compendium of the protected rivers and includes a wealth of photographs detailing their exceptional beauty. River protection as both management endeavor and political movement has grown tremendously in the twenty-twoyears since the implementation of the Act. This book represents an invaluable source of information for anyone involved with this growing sector of natural resource management.

About Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer is the author of more than twelve books about rivers and the American land. Among the awards he has received for his writing and conservation work are the National Outdoor Book Award, the Director's Award from the National Park Service, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the organization American Rivers. Also an accomplished photographer, he frequently speaks and gives slide shows to public audiences and college classes nationwide.

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Author : Tim Palmer
Publisher : Island Press
Data Published : 14 May 2014
ISBN : 161091368X
EAN : 9781610913683
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 382 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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