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Perspectives on Sustainable Resources in America

Edited By: Roger A Sedjo

240 pages, figs, tabs

Resources for the Future

Paperback | Jul 2008 | #183563 | ISBN-13: 9781933115634
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Hardback | Oct 2008 | #183564 | ISBN-13: 9781933115627
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About this book

The vast size of the United States and the extensive variation of its climate, topography, and biota across its different regions contribute to both the richness of the nation's natural heritage and the complexities involved in managing its resources. This book examines some of the challenges involved in managing America's natural resources, especially in light of the increasing emphasis on sustainability and ecosystem approaches to management.

A refreshing new look at one of society's most durable issues. The diverse points-of-view challenge conventional wisdom and stimulate the intellect. - J.E. de Steiguer, University of Arizona "This book offers an insightful and provocative look at the evolving definition of resource sustainability, encompassing diverse resource uses, and essential ecosystem services along with commodity production. Its review of past trends and the current conditions of America's natural resources clearly illustrates the accelerating pace of change, and the growing challenge this poses for scientists and resource managers alike." - V. Alaric Sample, President, Pinchot Institute for Conservation"


Contents

1. Are America's Resources Sustainable? 2. Sustainability: From Natural Resource Sufficiency to Ecosystem Functional Integrity 3. Sustainable Forests in America? 4. The Sustainability of U.S. Cropland Soils 5. Water Resources Management in the United States and the Challenge of Sustainability 6. Wildlife In America: Sustainability and Management 7. Biodiversity in the United States

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Biography

Roger A. Sedjo is a senior fellow and the director of the Forest Economics and Policy Program at Resources for the Future (RFF).

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