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National Parks and Protected Areas

By: R Gerald Wright

470 pages, 30 b/w photos, figs, tabs

Wiley-Blackwell

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #53331 | ISBN: 0865424969
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About this book

Discusses the national park concept and the role and value of parks in the protection of biodiversity and critical resources, and as research areas for long term monitoring. Several chapters focus on techniques that should be of particular use to applied problem solvers, such as those used for evaluating the ecological sustainability of lands for parks, restoration of parks' resources, management of visitor use to mitigate environmental degradation, and protection of biodiversity while accomodating sustainable resource use.


Contents

Protected Areas in Context; The Origin and Purpose of National Parks and Protected Areas; Changes in Landscape Values and Expectations: What Do We Want and How Do We Measure It?; Ecosystem Management: An Appropriate Concept for Parks?; Ecosystem-Based Management: Natural Processes; Ecosystem Management: Exploring the Legal-Politico Framework; Planning and Evaluating the Ecological Integrity of Parks and Protected Areas; Protected Areas: How Much Is Enough?; Evaluating the Ecological Suitability of Lands for Parks and Protected Areas Using Gap Analysis Databases; Designing and Maintaining Areas for Grizzly Bears: How Much Is Enough?; Expansion of the US National Park System in Alaska; The Role of Networks and Corridors in Enhancing the Value and Protection of Parks and Equivalent Areas; Fragmentation of a Natural Area: Dynamics of Isolation for Small Mammals on Forest Remnants; Management Opportunities and Conflicts in Parks and Protected Areas; Management of Overabundant Species in Protected Areas: The White-Tailed Deer as a Case Example; Managing and Understanding Wild Ungulate Population Dynamics in Protected Areas; Restoring Aquatic Environments: A Case Study of the Elwha River; Wolf Restoration in the Northern Rocky Mountains; Dealing with the Human and Cultural Environments of Parks and Protected Areas; The Cultural and Natural Resource Management Needs of Parks and Protected Areas: Is There an Appropriate Balance?; Hinterlands, Wilderness and Protected Areas in Northern Canada; The Role of Science and Law in Protection of National Park Resources; Parks As Baselines; Research in Parks and Protected Areas: Forging the Link Between Science and Management; Exploring the Dynamics of Crater Lake, Crater Lake National Park

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