The Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People (2 Volume Set) The Encyclopedia of Rural America is dedicated to the land and its people. Rural America is characterized by its vast expansiveness and its diversity. Of the nation's 1.9 billion acres, 1.8 billion acres are in rural areas or federal lands. It is a land of crop and pasture land, forests and wetlands, mountains and deserts, sea coasts and inland...
Ecological Modeling for Resource Management
This book was developed from a workshop on the “Effective Use of
Ecological Modeling in Management,” held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee,
on October 23–26, 2000. The workshop was sponsored by the Department
of Defense’s (DoD’s) Strategic Environmental Research and Development
Program (SERDP), the Army Research...
Return of the Grizzly: Sharing the Range with Yellowstone's Top Predator
The Yellowstone grizzly population has grown from an estimated 136 bears when first granted federal protection as a threatened species to as many as 1,000 grizzlies in a tri-state region today. No longer limited to remote wilderness areas, grizzlies now roam throughout the region—in state parks, school playgrounds, residential...
Water and the Future of Humanity: Revisiting Water Security
This unique, engaging, and highly authoritative volume enlightens readers on changes needed in the way society accesses, provides, and uses water. It further shines a light on changes needed in the way we use food, energy, and other goods and services in relation to water, and offers projections and recommendations, up to 2050, that apply to...
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