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Keeping Faith with NatureEcosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands$
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Robert Keiter

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092738

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092738.001.0001

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Toward a New Order

Toward a New Order

Ecosystems and Democracy

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(p.273) Eight Toward a New Order
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Keeping Faith with Nature
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Robert B. Keiter

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092738.003.0008

This chapter explains why conservation policy should focus not only on restoration and innovation but also on the ethics and the whole world around man, discussing lessons learnt from the Quincy Library Group experience. The Quincy Library Group cobbled together a 2.5 million-acre experiment in national forest management predicated upon ambitious ecological restoration goals that were also designed to maintain the local timber industry and to minimize fire danger. The Quincy experiment raised major substantive and procedural questions that could not be ignored in wedding ecosystem management concepts with local community concerns through collaborative processes. The chapter discusses how the promising ideas of ecosystem management and collaborative conservation are reshaping public land policy, and are powerful reasons, as reflected in the Quincy experiment, to seek a merger between the two concepts.

Keywords:   conservation policy, ecological restoration, forest management, timber, collaborative processes

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