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Crown jewel wilderness : creating North Cascades National Park / Lauren Danner.

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Summary:

North Cascades National Park is remote, rugged, and spectacularly majestic. Efforts to establish a park gained traction after World War II, as national interest in wilderness preservation and concerns about the impact of harvesting timber grew. Troubled by the National Park Service's policy favoring development for tourism and the United States Forest Service's policy promoting logging in the national forests, conservationists leveraged a changing political environment and the evolving environmental values of the natural resource agencies. Their activism eventually led to the 1968 creation of a crown jewel--Washington's magnificent third national park. This engaging account tells the story.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 979.773 D233 (Text) 37801000588275 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/06/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780874223521 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0874223520 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Pullman, WA : Washington State University Press, c2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-310) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: "A stupendous, primitive wilderness" -- The federal government in the North Cascades, 1892-1940 -- Conservationists coalesce around Glacier Peak -- The Forest Service stumbles, and conservationists debate -- Glacier Peak redux -- A freshening political wind -- The peace of the Potomac -- The national stage -- Hearings + hearings + politics = park -- Managing the Wilderness Crown Jewel -- Afterword: "The mountains abide."
Summary, etc.:
North Cascades National Park is remote, rugged, and spectacularly majestic. Efforts to establish a park gained traction after World War II, as national interest in wilderness preservation and concerns about the impact of harvesting timber grew. Troubled by the National Park Service's policy favoring development for tourism and the United States Forest Service's policy promoting logging in the national forests, conservationists leveraged a changing political environment and the evolving environmental values of the natural resource agencies. Their activism eventually led to the 1968 creation of a crown jewel--Washington's magnificent third national park. This engaging account tells the story.
Subject: North Cascades National Park (Wash.) > History.
Washington (State) > North Cascades National Park.

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