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Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

Robert Keiter


This book, which analyzes the contemporary public land policy debates with a view to bringing some perspective and coherence to a newly emerging era, addresses public land policy in its entirety, focusing on the interconnections between the diverse lands, resources, agencies, and communities that occupy so much of the western landscape. The alarming rate of species decline has pushed biodiversity conservation into the limelight; and the amorphous concept of ecosystem management has taken hold within the federal bureaucracy. Long-standing preservation notions—whether of entire landscapes, river ... More

Keywords: land policy, federal ownership, conservation philosophy, timber, public domain, western landscape, ecological management, public lands, biodiversity, habitats

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300092738
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Keiter, author