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America's National Park System : The Critical Documents :  The Critical Documents - Lary M. Dilsaver

America's National Park System : The Critical Documents

The Critical Documents


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Acclaimed as a fundamental resource on the creation, development, and management of America's national park system, this documentary collection is now in paperback for use by students and individual scholars.

An important addition to the library of any environmental historian. Environmental History The work has great value as a reference at all levels and for a range of programs in policy and resource issues. CHOICE An invaluable reference... Dilsaver's book takes the legislation that created the parks and related documents and presents this material to the reader in an easily accessible and understandable format. The book is not only an important contribution to understanding the history of our national parks, but is the most important published source available today that uses primary sources to explain how and why our national park system came into being and evolved into the magnificent system it is today. -- Harry Butowsky, National Park Service An indispensable reference to all persons, in and outside the National Park Service, responsible for or interested in park resources. -- Edwin C. Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service Future park scholarship will be clearer and easier with these invaluable documents together. We owe Dilsaver our thanks. -- Terence Young, Cal Poly Pomona Professor Dilsaver's compilation and commentary will be of great value both to those directly responsible for our national parks and to others interested in how our park management policies and practices have evolved. The National Park Service and its supporters are deeply in his debt. -- Barry Mackintosh, National Park Service The documents compiled by Dilsaver reveal the basic structure of national park history. They are essential to understanding the changing nature of the National Park Service's management of the parks. -- Richard West Sellars, National Park Service A comprehensive collection of the important documents pertaining to the National Park System... This is the best such compilation of National Park legislation available. Journal of the West

Introduction: The National Park Systemp. 1
The Early Years, 1864-1918p. 7
Yosemite Act, 1864p. 11
Olmsted Report on Management of Yosemite, 1865p. 12
Yellowstone Act, 1872p. 28
Protection of Casa Grande Ruin, 1889p. 30
Chickamauga National Military Park Act, 1890p. 31
Yellowstone Game Protection Act, 1894p. 36
Antiquities Act, 1906p. 40
Auto Use in the National Parks, 1912p. 42
Act to Establish a National Park Service (Organic Act), 1916p. 46
Secretary Lane's Letter on National Park Management, 1918p. 48
Defining the System, 1919-1932p. 53
Amendment to the Federal Power Act, 1921p. 56
Superintendents' Resolution on Overdevelopment, 1922p. 57
Secretary Work's Letter on National Park Policy, 1925p. 62
Study of Potential National Battlefields, 1926p. 66
Act Amending Concessions Policy, 1928p. 80
Fire Prevention for the National Parks, 1928p. 81
National Park Service Predator Policy, 1931p. 87
National Park Service Forestry Policy, 1931p. 89
Office Order No. 228: Park Planning, 1931p. 99
Fauna of the National Parks, 1932p. 104
The New Deal Years, 1933-1941p. 111
Act for the Relief of Unemployment (CCC), 1933p. 114
Organization of Executive Agencies, 1933p. 116
Research in the National Parks, 1933p. 122
Preservation of Historic Sites Act, 1935p. 132
Park, Parkway, and Recreational Area Study Act, 1936p. 135
Roads in the National Parks, 1936p. 137
Atmosphere in the National Parks, 1936p. 142
Office Order No. 323: Fish Policy, 1936p. 149
Study of the Park and Recreation Problem, 1941p. 151
The Poverty Years, 1942-1956p. 165
National Parks in Wartime, 1943p. 167
National Primeval Park Standards, 1945p. 174
Grand Teton National Park Act, 1950p. 178
Let's Close the National Parks, 1953p. 183
Act to Facilitate Management of the National Park System, 1953p. 190
Mission 66 Proposal to the Eisenhower Cabinet, 1956p. 193
Questions of Resource Management, 1957-1963p. 197
Ecological Islands as Natural Laboratories, 1959p. 200
Sequoia-Kings Canyon Back Country Management Plan, 1960p. 211
Wildlife Management in the National Parks, 1962p. 217
Outdoor Recreation for America - ORRRC Report, 1962p. 224
Advisory Board on Wildlife Management - Leopold Report, 1963p. 237
Advisory Committee Report on Research in the National Parks, 1963p. 253
Policy on the Establishment and Administration of Recreation Areas, 1963p. 263
The Ecological Revolution, 1964-1969p. 269
Secretary Udall's Letter on National Park Management, 1964p. 272
Wilderness Act, 1964p. 277
Land and Water Conservation Fund Act, 1965p. 287
Concession Policies Act, 1965p. 298
National Historic Preservation Act, 1966p. 302
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 1968p. 309
National Trails System Act, 1968p. 325
Administrative Policies for Recreation Areas, 1968p. 336
Administrative Policies for Historic Areas, 1968p. 343
Administrative Policies for Natural Areas, 1968p. 354
Plan for Use of Fire in Ecosystem Management, 1968p. 360
National Environmental Policy Act, 1969p. 364
Transformation and Expansion, 1970-1980p. 371
Act to Improve the Administration of the National Park System (General Authorities Act), 1970p. 374
Executive Order No. 11593: Protection and Enhancement of the Cultural Environment, 1971p. 377
Gateway National Recreation Area Act, 1972p. 380
Preservation of Park Values (Conservation Foundation), 1972p. 385
Redwood National Park Expansion Act, 1978p. 388
Archaeological Resources Protection Act, 1979p. 395
State of the Parks Report, 1980p. 405
A System Threatened, 1981-1992p. 409
Secretary Watt's Letter on National Park Management, 1981p. 411
General Accounting Office Report on Threats to Parks, 1987p. 414
Interagency Final Report on Fire Management, 1989p. 418
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 1990p. 420
National Parks for the 21st Century - The Vail Agenda, 1992p. 434
Science and the National Parks, 1992p. 446
Appendix: Summaries of Lengthy Documents
Alaska National Monument Proclamations, 1978p. 451
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, 1980p. 453
Clean Air Act, 1967p. 454
Coastal Zone Management Act, 1972p. 455
Endangered Species Act, 1973p. 456
Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 1972p. 457
Indexp. 459
About the Editorp. 471
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ISBN: 9780847679225
ISBN-10: 0847679225
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: September 1994
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 15.5  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.79