America's Great National Forests, Wildernesses, and Grasslands

White River, Angeles, Gifford Pinchot, Tongass, Superior, Mt. Hood, Bitterroot, Wasatch-Cache, Francis Marion, Monongahela, El Yunque, White Mountain and Gila

Author: Char Miller

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847849154

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Page: 256

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The outdoor enthusiast’s dream bucket list is embodied in this illustrated celebration of our greatest national forests, from Alaska to Florida. For more than a century, America’s national forests have proved an environmental gift and cultural treasure, our spectacular backyard. Under the management of the U.S. Forest Service, this system of public lands encompasses 193 million acres of mountains, prairies, rivers, and canyons—much of it undiscovered, but accessible for hiking, kayaking, fishing, and winter sports.Officially published with the U.S. Forest Service, this book features the thirty most notable national forests—while also celebrating more than one hundred different national forests in forty-four states—from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the Olympics of Washington. Unlike the national parks, Americans can use these lands for all manner of recreation, truly earning these tremendous resources the moniker of "America’s backyard." This book is a treasure for all readers who use and cherish these lands.
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The Oxford Handbook of Public History

Author: James B. Gardner,Paula Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190673788

Category: History

Page: 640

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The Oxford Handbook of Public History introduces the major debates within public history; the methods and sources that comprise a public historian's tool kit; and exemplary examples of practice. It views public history as a dynamic process combining historical research and a wide range of work with and for the public, informed by a conceptual context. The editors acknowledge the imprecision bedeviling attempts to define public history, and use this book as an opportunity to shape the field by taking a deliberately broad view. They include professional historians who work outside the academy in a range of institutions and sites, and those who are politically committed to communicating history to the wide range of audiences. This volume provides the information and inspiration needed by a practitioner to succeed in the wide range of workplaces that characterizes public history today, for university teachers of public history to assist their students, and for working public historians to keep up to date with recent research. This handbook locates public history as a professional practice within an intellectual framework that is increasingly transnational, technological, and democratic. While the nation state remains the primary means of identification, increased mobility and the digital revolution have occasioned a much broader outlook and awareness of the world beyond national borders. It addresses squarely the tech-savvy, media-literate citizens of the world, the"digital natives" of the twenty-first century, in a way that recognizes the revolution in shared authority that has swept museum work, oral history, and much of public history practice. This volume also provides both currently practicing historians and those entering the field a map for understanding the historical landscape of the future: not just to the historiographical debates of the academy but also the boom in commemoration and history outside the academy evident in many countries since the 1990s, which now constitutes the historical culture in each country. Public historians need to understand both contexts, and to negotiate their implications for questions of historical authority and the public historian's work. The boom in popular history is characterized by a significant increase in both making and consuming history in a range of historical activities such as genealogy, family history, and popular collecting; cultural tourism, historic sites, and memorial museums; increased memorialization, both formal and informal, from roadside memorials to state funded shrines and memorial Internet sites; increased publication of historical novels, biographies, and movies and TV series set in the past. Much of this, as well as a vast array of new community cultural projects, has been facilitated by the digital technologies that have increased the accessibility of historical information, the democratization of practice, and the demand for sharing authority.
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Wilderness

The National Forests, America's Playgrounds

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wilderness areas

Page: 16

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Program Aid

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Great Places: Colorado

A Recreational Guide to Colorado's Public Lands and Historic Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting, and Camping

Author: Marty Bartholomew

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781932098686

Category: Travel

Page: 471

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"Great Places Colorado" is the ticket to the beautiful and intriguing public lands in the Centennial State. Bestselling author Bartholomew guides readers through Colorado's fishing, hunting, birding, hiking, photography, and camping opportunities, and provides lodging and restaurant suggestions along the way. Full-color photos.
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Forests, on the wild side

wildlife, fish, endangered species : habitat management in the National Forest system

Author: United States. Forest Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 1

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Sharing the Commitment

Partnerships for Wildlife, Fish and Rare Plants on the National Forests

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Plant conservation

Page: 16

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A Direction for the '90s

Medicine Bow National Forest & Thunder Basin National Grassland

Author: United States. Forest Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest management

Page: 6

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The Enduring Wilderness

Author: Doug Scott

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555915278

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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A look at how America has preserved more than 100 million acres of diverse wilderness areas in 44 states, now protected in our National Wilderness Preservation System. Discussion of current visions valuing wilderness and its place in our culture.
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Assessment of grassland ecosystem conditions in the southwestern United States

Author: Deborah M. Finch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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"Volume 2 (this volume) describes wildlife and fish species, their habitat requirements, and species-specific management concerns, in Southwestern grasslands. This assessment is regional in scale and pertains primarily to lands administered by the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service (Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, and western Oklahoma)."--Abstract.
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The national forests of America

Author: Orville L. Freeman,Michael Frome

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 194

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Photographs-and-text description of the scenic, scientific and recreational attractions in the 187 million acres of the National Forest System. Includes lists of national forests, wilderness areas, trails, etc. For other editions, see Author Catalog.
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