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Stewardship Across Boundaries - Richard L. Knight

Stewardship Across Boundaries

By: Richard L. Knight (Editor), Peter Landres (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 1998
ISBN: 9781559635165
Number Of Pages: 382

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Every piece of land, no matter how remote or untrammeled, has a boundary. While sometimes boundary lines follow topographic or biological features, more often they follow the straight lines of political dictate and compromise. Administrative boundaries nearly always fragment a landscape, resulting in loss of species that must disperse or migrate across borders, increased likelihood of threats such as alien species or pollutants, and disruption of natural processes such as fire. Despite the importance and ubiquity of boundary issues, remarkably little has been written on the subject.Stewardship Across Boundaries fills that gap in the literature, addressing the complex biological and socioeconomic impacts of both public and private land boundaries in the United States. With contributions from natural resource managers, historians, environmentalists, political scientists, and legal scholars, the book:develops a framework for understanding administrative boundaries and their effects on the land and on human behavior examines issues related to different types of boundaries -- wilderness, commodity, recreation, private-public presents a series of case studies illustrating the efforts of those who have cooperated to promote stewardship across boundaries synthesizes the broad complexity of boundary-related issues and offers an integrated strategy for achieving regional stewardshi.Stewardship Across Boundaries should spur open discussion among students, scientists, managers, and activists on this important topic. It demonstrates how legal, social, and ecological conditions interact in causing boundary impacts and why those factors must be integrated to improve land management. It also discusses research needs and will help facilitate critical thinking within the scientific community that could result in new strategies for managing boundaries and their impacts.

Introductionp. 1
Bounded People, Boundless Landp. 15
Ecological Effects of Administrative Boundariesp. 39
Social Dimensions of Boundaries: Balancing Cooperation and Self-Interestp. 65
Laws and Institutions in Cross-Boundary Stewardshipp. 87
Boundary Effects on Wilderness and Other Natural Areasp. 117
Outdoor Recreation and Boundaries: Opportunities and Challengesp. 141
Boundaries or Barriers: New Horizons for Conservation and Private Forestsp. 159
Boundaries Between Public and Private Lands: Defining Obstacles, Finding Solutionsp. 175
Big Cypress National Preserve: The Great Compromisep. 199
Managing Grazing and Recreation Across Boundaries in the Big Cimarron Watershedp. 217
Overcoming Boundaries: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystemp. 237
Partnerships Across Park Boundaries: The Rincon Institute and Saguaro National Parkp. 257
Wilderness and Working Landscapes: The Adirondack Park As a Model Bioregionp. 279
Cooperation: A Strategy for Achieving Stewardship Across Boundariesp. 299
The Continent Indissolublep. 325
Integration: A Beginning for Landscape-Scale Stewardshipp. 337
About the Contributorsp. 347
Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9781559635165
ISBN-10: 1559635169
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 1st May 1998
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2