LandUseReview

LandUseReview - • Originally established (by Teddy...

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Managing Biodiversity
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National Parks • Operated by National Park Service -(Dept. of Interior) • Protect natural features and historic sites • Wildlife managed and studied • Wildlife may not be harvested
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National forests • Operated by U.S. Forest Service -(Dept. of Interior) • “Land of many uses” • Often buffer to national parks of wilderness areas • May be used for hunting, mining, logging - at discretion of the Forest Service
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Wilderness Areas • Operated by Forest Service -(Dept. of Interior) - based on Wilderness Act 1964 • Large, unspoiled - no artificial or mechanical devices allowed to operate • No commercial ventures • No hunting • No roads
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Wildlife Refuge • Operated by US Fish and Wildlife Service - (Dept. of Interior)
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Unformatted text preview: • Originally established (by Teddy Roosevelt) to provide areas free from hunting • Some hunting, cattle grazing, oil drilling, and wilderness vehicle use now allowed • 511 refuges representing every ecosystem • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) debate represents current pressures Bureau of Land Management • Part of Dept. of Interior • Manages commercial use of logging, mining, and grazing of animals • Hunting and fishing managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Management techniques • Gap analysis - buffer core populations • Establishing corridors • Wetland protection • Range management • Debt-for-nature swaps • Fire management • Land reclamation - SMCRA • Land use mitigation • Captive breeding programs in zoos...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2010 for the course ENGR 514 taught by Professor Snitter during the Fall '10 term at Oregon Tech.

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