New Guardians for the Golden Gate: How America Got a Great National Park

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University of California Press, 2006. gada 14. aug. - 390 lappuses
National parks are a distinctively American idea. But it takes people to make them happen. This unique, insider's account tells how Bay Area activists forged bipartisan local and national support for an unprecedented campaign to create a great new national park. In 1970, beginning with the former Army lands originally reserved to protect San Francisco Bay, the grassroots People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area succeeded in preserving all of the spectacular land that frames the Golden Gate.

Spanning more than thirty eventful years, Amy Meyer tells the story of how dedicated citizens, including visionary conservationist Edgar Wayburn, master politician Phillip Burton, and a battalion of lesser-known but key allies made our democratic system work for the common good and won their fight to save these dramatic and historic lands for all of the American people. Pictures by noted California photographers capture the park’s grandeur and new activities. New Guardians for the Golden Gate tells how a bold vision, dedicated citizens, and a variety of old and new conservation strategies saved these magnificent lands for all time.

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SPACE AVAILABLE
6
PIECEMEAL CONSERVATION IN THE 1960
18
A NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUE BECOMES MUCH BIGGER
45
ORGANIZED ADVOCACY
74
A YEAR AND TWO MONTHS
94
VICTORY IN CONGRESS
109
A NEW PARK EMERGES
112
EXPANDING THE PARK
135
SUSTAINING THE VISION
179
SAFE HARBOR FOR OLD SHIPS
206
THE NATIONAL PARK NEXT DOOR
218
FROM POST TO PARK
237
AFTERWORD
263
NOTES
271
INDEX
299
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ON A NEW POLITICAL FRONTIER
158

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Populāri fragmenti

285. lappuse - ... to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
285. lappuse - The service thus established shall promote and regulate the, use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments, and reservations...
296. lappuse - JACOBS is professor and chairman of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.
33. lappuse - Congress created the Bureau of the Budget (now the Office of Management and Budget) to review the morass of agency budgetary information and to approve agency budget requests.
127. lappuse - Commission on general policies and specific matters related to planning, administration and development affecting the recreation area and other units of the national park system in Marin and San Francisco Counties.
168. lappuse - We have every kind of mix you can have. I have a black, I have a woman, two Jews and a cripple.
51. lappuse - ... among the most vital of our public resources. Yet land suitable for such facilities, especially near heavily populated areas, is being rapidly swallowed up. Plain common sense argues that we give greater priority to acquiring now the lands that will be so greatly needed in a few years. Good sense also argues that the Federal Government itself, as the nation's largest landholder...
34. lappuse - ... all of our resources and earthly goods consist of this land, some of which is heavily encumbered. As deaths occur, they create acute estate tax problems which are further complicated by the restrictions on our land that have arisen because the Congress hasn't authorized completion of the Seashore. Those of us who have loved this land for years and seen it through its many moods and seasons, recognize that this treasure can no longer remain ours to enjoy exclusively. Its beauty and granduer must...
139. lappuse - Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States, Mr.

Par autoru (2006)

Amy Meyer is co-chair of People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Randolph Delehanty, PhD, is a historian and author.

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