Protecting Yellowstone: Science and the Politics of National Park Management (Hardback)Michael J. Yochim (author)
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Each of these issues - bison, snowmobiles, grizzly bears, wolves, fires, and the New World Mine - was the centre of a recent policy-making controversy involving federal politicians, robust debate with interested stakeholders, and discussions about the relevant science. Yet, the outcomes of the controversies varied considerably, depending on politics, science, how well park managers allied themselves with external interests, and public thinking about the effects of park proposals on their access and economies. Michael Yochim examines the primary influences upon contemporary national park policy making and considers how those influences shaped or constrained the final policy. In addition, Yochim considers how park managers may best work within the contemporary policy-making context to preserve national parks.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"Given vociferous debate over the effectiveness of efforts to restore riparian flows in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, and the practicality of efforts to reduce user pressures in Yosemite, Yochim's copiously detailed assessment of the role of science in wildlife restoration, habitat renewal, and snowmobile and other winter use activities in Yellowstone could not be timelier. Yochim provides a trenchant analysis of the intricacies of National Park Service decision making."--Choice
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