The result was instead These American Lands, and no man's complaint ever had a happier ending. It was all there in one comprehensive package: the history, problems, and prospects of America's national parks, national forests, ...
Author: Dyan Zaslowsky
Publisher: Island Press
Category: Business & Economics
This authoritative and stirring assessment of our public lands - the first book ever published to give the history and propose the future of each unit of a federal trust that today accounts for approximately one-third of America's landmass - begins with the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. The national park concept, which the historian Lord Bryce called the best idea to come out of the New World, was the first attempt by a national government to preserve land for future generations. Since then, hundreds of additional parks, monuments, historic sites, wilderness areas, and wildlife refuges have been added to a vast system of public lands that also includes national forest and Bureau of Land Management holdings. The preservation of our nation's natural heritage has become a model throughout the world, but the fight to keep public land unspoiled - from the Everglades to Alaskan mountain ranges - is never-ending, as this lively and dramatic history of America reveals. This preservationist idea did not come naturally: the myth of the land's superabundance dominated the thinking of Americans even after the frontier was officially closed one hundred years ago. Frontier greed and carelessness, combined with business and political pressures for local control, continue to threaten our parks, forests, and wilderness lands today. The battles over these lands, especially as their outcomes determine present and future patterns of land use, will continue to define our civilization. These American Lands assesses management policy within each unit and demonstrates why the citizen's vigilance is necessary today if future Americans are to look upon our natural legacy as the crowningachievement of the twentieth century.
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Statistics 2018. ... The 1937 O & C Act called for sustainable timber production on these lands, with a requirement that local counties receive 50 percent of timber ...
Author: Randall K. Wilson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Category: Political Science
How it is that the United States—the country that cherishes the ideal of private property more than any other in the world—has chosen to set aside nearly one-third of its land area as public lands? Now in a fully revised and updated edition covering the first years of the Trump administration, Randall Wilson considers this intriguing question, tracing the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system. The result is a fresh and probing account of the most pressing policy and management challenges facing national parks, forests, rangelands, and wildlife refuges today. The author explores the dramatic story of the origins of the public domain, including the century-long effort to sell off land and the subsequent emergence of a national conservation ideal. Arguing that we cannot fully understand one type of public land without understanding its relation to the rest of the system, he provides in-depth accounts of the different types of public lands. With chapters on national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, Bureau of Land Management lands, and wilderness areas, Wilson examines key turning points and major policy debates for each land type, including recent Trump Administration efforts to roll back environmental protections. He considers debates ranging from national monument designations and bison management to gas and oil drilling, wildfire policy, the bark beetle epidemic, and the future of roadless and wilderness conservation areas. His comprehensive overview offers a chance to rethink our relationship with America’s public lands, including what it says about the way we relate to, and value, nature in the United States.
One of the chief Dutch speculators, Peter Stadnitzki, published in Holland a prospectus entitled, Information Concerning a N egotidtion of Lands in America.' This was for home consumption, as there is no record of an English or German ...
This was done with the understanding that there would be continued cooperation as appropriate between U.S. MAB and the UNESCO MAB Program . In this capacity the U.S. MAB Program continues today , pursuing national and international ...
... wheatgrasses from the Middle East , and buffelgrass , lovegrass and kleingrass from Africa , are widely used in the Rocky Mountains and Southwest . The impact of introduced grasses and legumes on this American land far exceeds their ...
operatives and other forms of group farming have been a part of a number of the Latin American land reforms . Both of these forms of organization can , and in some instances have , played a key role in land reforms .
Author: Peter Dorner
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Political Science
Summarizes and synthesizes the land reform programs in Latin America over the past 30 years. Considers the political, social, economic, and institutional aspects, and the outcomes, in light of current and future land reform. Paper edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Release on 1997 | by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources
Therefore , Congress ' authority over these lands is not affected in any way . Secondly , in the case of the World Heritage Convention , Congress has expressly delegated the authority to designate U.S. sites to the Secretary of the ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources
Brothers: You produce to us a copy of a deed from several Mohawks, for eight hundred thousand acres of land, which these Mohawks had as good a right to sell, as they have to come and dispose of the city of New York, not withstanding ...
Author: Cindy Amrhein
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
A complex and troubled history defines the borders of upstate New York beyond the physical boundaries of its rivers and lakes. The United States and the state were often deceptive in their territory negotiations with the Iroquois Six Nations. Amidst the growing quest for more land among settlers and then fledgling Americans, the Indian nations attempted to maintain their autonomy. Yet state land continued to encroach the Six Nations. Local historian Cindy Amrhein takes a close and critical view of these transactions. Evidence of dubious deals, bribes, faulty surveys and coerced signatures may help explain why many of the Nations now feel they were cheated out of their territory.
In the above pages I have simply stated the facts now known regarding the actual distribution of our land shells , scarcely attempting to ex . plain it . I will here venture to make a few suggestions on this subject .
Release on 1936 | by United States. Resettlement Administration
1 This does not square with the American idea of the free and independent farmer . These conditions are not the product of a single cause . Certainly it is unfair to put the blame solely on the individuals themselves .
Author: United States. Resettlement Administration
American Land Company. There are scattering trees at several places along Prairie Creek , which would make these places desirable for buildings . The settlements in the neighbourhood are - At Five Mile Grove three families , with good ...
Release on 1972 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor
GAYLORD NELSON , A U.S. SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF WISCONSIN , ACCOMPANIED BY RAYMOND D. WATTS , COUNSEL , SENATE SMALL ... Still , the ideal and in large measure the attainment were there to raise all those products on the American land ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor
By these appeals we are once again called upon to determine the validity of a restrictive deed covenant expressed in the following terms: "Subject also to the covenants that said lot shall never be rented, leased, sold, transferred or ...
Author: Jr. Williams
Category: Political Science
The materials in American Land Planning Law are derived from decades of experience in teaching planning law at six planning schools and three law schools. Among the hypotheses included here, two are clearly vindicated in the reading. The first involves basic tenets in the approach referred to as "legal realism"—that courts play a major role in policy formation. A second hypothesis is implicit in the basic organizational principle of these materials, that planning problems arise from land use conflicts, and further, that courts have adopted distinctive policies on these conflicts. Norman Williams' organizational format is unique. The notes provided after each case have been omitted, due to a repetition that would result from what has already been said in the text. Instead, a list of questions is provided for the student to ponder, plus occasionally a necessary background, in order to focus attention on the essential turning point in each case. Williams also provides a complete list of cross-references to all standard treatises in the field, for those who wish to explore commentators' thoughts on the subject. The scope of these materials provides an exploration of the substantive problems involved in land use law, and the legal techniques which have been evolved to deal with them. The definition of this field of law as embodied in these materials focuses on urban and suburban planning problems. A quite artificial distinction between land use law and environmental law has been observed. This is an essential text containing important land use cases and should be read by all legal analysts, urban theorists and planners, and public policymakers.
Release on 1967 | by United States. Soil Conservation Service
This is where soil conservation districts filled a need . Another lesson learned early was that there are essentially two basic steps to soil and water conservation on a tract of land . The first is to determine the maximum safe use ...
lands from erosion , conserve rainfall , and improve productivity . They have the authority to ask and receive help from State and Federal Governments . The first of these districts — Brown Creek Soil Conservation District in Anson ...
Release on 1834 | by British American Land Company
British American Land Company. 13 situation where the wages of mechanics is enormously great it is wealth. With respect to the preference of this or the upper province, I believe, that in either, all sorts of mechanics may do ...
During this period, a group of ministers visited Mayor Balen to discuss with him the offer to purchase. The mayor told them that he thought that such ... Kennedy at that time informed them that there was presently no land for sale.
Author: Norman Williams, Jr.
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Previosuly published: New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University, c1978.
and later American colonists sought to replace original inhabitants. The current system remains a living legacy of this ongoing process. Therefore, in any American history that is a history of land, the story is one drenched in blood ...
Author: Adam M Sowards
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Throughout American history, "public lands" have been the subject of controversy, from homesteaders settling the American west to ranchers who use the open range to promote free enterprise, to wilderness activists who see these lands as wild places. This book shows how these controversies intersect with critical issues of American history.
Building on sociologist Frank Tannenbaum's argument that race relations in the United States were far more rigid than those in Latin America , Elkins shifted the focus to the severity of slave treatment , stressing what he considered ...
Author: Peter Kolchin
Publisher: LSU Press
One reason that the South attracts so much interest is that its history inevitably involves big questions—continuity versus change, slavery and freedom, the meaning of “race,” the formation of national identity, the struggle between local and centralized authority. Because these issues are central to human experience, southern history properly conceived is of more than regional interest. In A Sphinx on the American Land, Peter Kolchin explores three comparative frameworks for the study of the nineteenth-century South in an effort to nudge the subject away from provincialism and toward the kind of global concerns that are already transforming it into one of the most innovative fields of historical research. The volume opens with a comparison between the South and the North, or what Kolchin terms the “un-South.” This basic context, he explains, provides an essential backdrop for understanding the South; how one conceptualizes “southernness” has meaning only in terms of what it is not. Turning to the cohesion and variations among what he calls the “many Souths,” Kolchin reminds us that there has never been one South or archetypal southerner. Internal distinctions—whether geographic, class, religious, or racial—ultimately raise the question of whether one can properly speak of “the” South at all. Finally, Kolchin explores parallels between the South and regions outside the United States—or “other Souths.” He considers a number of ways in which the South can be studied in a broad international setting, paying particular attention to the similarities and differences between the emancipation of southern slaves and Russian serfs. In an eloquent afterword, he ponders the nature and importance of comparative history. Kolchin examines how scholars have approached each of his comparative frameworks and how they might do so in the future, making A Sphinx on the American Land at once a work of history and of historiography. Illustrating the ways in which southern history is also American history and world history, this elegant, profound volume proves Kolchin to be one of the stellar southern historians of his generation.
Thus, the worker and civil rights movements were struggles to move 'with' the foundation of this country while ... and I hope those of us living today don't vacate these interconnected and painstaking efforts because of our vanity.
Author: Katie Day
We are all in this thing called life together, so if I can't feel down without having to 'remember' someone's always got it worse than me (which actually makes ME feel worse, not better) than leave me alone! No more have and have not comparisons to cure temporary blues- let's make sure we all are better. I don't see the logic in lifting our individual spirits at the expense of someone else's misfortune. We all have our personal 'good' days and 'bad' days, and we need them so that we can be stronger and appreciate what we do have. And THAT will help us make sure the quality of life is equal for everyone- not being fake walking contradictions of ourselves.