National parks and protected areas: Appoaches for balancing social, economic, and ecological values

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Abstract

The balance of nature in any strict sense has been upset long ago…The only option we have is to create a new balance objectively determined for each area in accordance with the intended use of that area.” --Aldo Leopold, 1927, in a letter to the Superintendent of Glacier National Park

The planning and management staff of state/national parks and protected areas face a complex set of management problems and an uncertain future. Today, internal and external forces are combining with changes in management philosophy (from a species to an ecosystem focus) to create a new direction in natural resources management.

National Parks and Protected Areas: Approaches for Balancing Social, Economic and Ecological Values is peerless in its unified treatment of the issues surrounding this subject. From decision-making for planning and management to the principles of ecology and economics, this text examines the analytical methods, information technologies, and planning and management problems associated with protected area planning and management. Protected area managers and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in natural resource management will appreciate this highly readable book.

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Publication type Book
Publication Subtype Monograph
Title National parks and protected areas: Appoaches for balancing social, economic, and ecological values
ISBN 978-0-8138-1248-9
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Contributing office(s) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 446 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N