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Unformatted text preview: NATS 1840 Lecture 9 Resource Management and Conservation in the Industrial Age Introduction- Historical discussions of industrialization tend to focus on the manufacturing industries, the factory and changes to labour- The reading from Nelles looks at the issue of natural resource management in Canada in the late 19 th and early 20 th century- Nelles is interested in the issue of state ownership, specifically, is the state any different than the private sector with respect to resource management?- In the case of Canadian natural resources, the government retained ownership and sold the right to harvest timber, mine minerals, etc. Forest Conservation- Nelles points out that the interest in forest conservation was focused on preserving the forests as a source of revenue for the state, and was supported by businessmen, professionals and intellectuals, lumbermen were not initially involved in the movement- Before the turn of the century, the attitude towards forests was that they were virtually...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course NATS 1800 taught by Professor Jfdksoa during the Spring '11 term at York University.
- Spring '11