The Forest Service: Fighting for Public Lands

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - 459 lappuses


Established in 1905, The Forest Service is steeped in history, conflict, strong personalities (including Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot), and the challenges of managing 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands. This unique federal agency is one that combines forest management with wildlife, fish, recreation, mining, grazing, and hundreds of other uses. It operates in the midst of controversy and change. The original intent was to protect the public forests, protect the water supplies, and, when appropriate, provide timber. Much has changed over the last 100 years including many new laws, but the fact that these lands are still fought over today shows the foresight of politicians, foresters, scientists, and communities. This work brings to light the many and varied activities of the agency that many people know little about in a world that is constantly changing.

Written by a former Forest Service national historian, topics discussed in the work include wilderness and the Wilderness Act of 1964, recreation battles and interagency rivalry with the National Park Service, timber management including clearcutting, ecosystem management, roadless area and controversies over RARE and RARE II studies, fish and wildlife management including endangered species before and after the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and mining and the General Mining Act of 1872. It also discusses the future challenges: forest fires, water protection and restoration, recreation, involving the public, and fish and wildlife.

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The Forest Service Fighting for Public Lands
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A GROWING CONCERN ABOUT NATURAL RESOURCES 18731905
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THE EARLY FOREST SERVICE AND CUSTODIAL MANAGEMENT ERA 19051933
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THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II 19331945
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TIMBER MANAGEMENT AND MULTIPLE USE 19461970
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND ENVIRONMENTALISM 19701990
36
The 1990s and the Early Twentyfirst Century
49
ALASKA ISSUES
60
Challenges for the Twentyfirst Century
201
PREVENTING FIRE IN THE FORESTS
202
WATERSHED PROTECTIONRESTORATION AND WATER USE
206
REGULATING RECREATION ON THE NATIONAL FORESTS AND GRASSLANDS
207
PRESERVING FISH AND WILDLIFERESPONSIBLE HABITAT MANAGEMENT
208
INVOLVING THE PUBLIC IN FEDERAL LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DECISIONS
212
CONCLUSION
213
Organization of Forest Service Management
215

THE SALVAGE RIDER
61
NATURAL RESOURCE AGENDA
63
NATIONAL FOREST MANAGEMENT ACT PLANNING RULE
68
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND RESEARCH
69
ROADS AND ROADLESS AREAS
70
WATERSHED RESTORATION
74
MAJOR FIRE EVENTS AND POLICY MILESTONES
77
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE TRIBAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS AND URBAN ISSUES
79
REINVENTING THE FOREST SERVICE
87
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT ISSUES
90
FOUR THREATS
91
PROCESS PREDICAMENT
93
FIRE AND HEALTHY FORESTS
94
TERRORISM COLUMBIA AND HURRICANES
96
OLYMPICS AND CENTENNIAL
98
REORGANIZING AND SAFETY
100
RESTORATION OF ECOSYSTEMS
101
Structure and Functions of the Forest Service
103
STATE AND PRIVATE FORESTRY
145
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
158
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
169
ROADLESS AND WILDERNESS
175
FOREST FIRES AND FIREFIGHTING
187
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
227
THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
240
SEVERAL OPTIONS FOR INTERNAL REORGANIZATION
241
SEVERAL OPTIONS FOR REORGANIZATION OR ELIMINATION
244
CONCLUSION
253
Selected Biographies of Persons Associated with the USDA Forest Service
255
Relationships with Other Federal Agencies
305
USDI GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
307
USDI NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
310
USDI BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
314
USDI FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
316
USDC NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE
318
USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
319
Chronology of Key Events and People
321
National Forests by Name State and Acres 2004
361
American Forest Congresses
367
Forest Service Badges Patches and Chinaware
385
Game Refuges on National Forests
391
Forest Service Timber Sales and Harvest Levels
395
Major Laws Affecting the USDA Forest Service
399
Bibliography
433
Index
449
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Gerald W. Williams taught for two years at Indiana State University, then one year as recreation research director for the City of Eugene, OR. He started working for the Forest Service in 1979, focusing on social/policy analysis, long-range planning, and social impact analysis/socioeconomic assessment/human dimension at all levels of the agency. Williams retired from the Forest Service in 2005, and is currently living in Portland, OR, where he is a historical researcher, writer, and teacher. He has authored and compiled extensive works regarding the social sciences in the Forest Service. He has written several books, as well as numerous professional reports, papers, and journal articles.

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