Notes 17 - Reading (Week 4) Fortmann: Whose landscape? -NH...

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Reading (Week 4) Fortmann: Whose landscape? -NH 2020 was intended as a community-based participatory effort to respond to the perceived risk of ‘losing the natural and scenic qualities that distinguish Nevada County from other more urbanized regions of the state and country -Programme split the country a. Recent migrants wanted to preserve the beauty of the landscape (argument was that they could afford to) b. Local people wanted to keep utilizing it for resources -Old vs. new rural capitalisms -Old working landscape -New aesthetic Rewilding North America -Restoring wilderness based on roles of large predators -Three features 1. Large, protected core reserves (the wild) 2. Connectivity 3. Keystone Species Lecture (Week 4) Federal Land Management Land endowment-mid 19 th century a. 50 percent private hands b. 50 percent national lands (national forests, parks/monuments, wildlife refugees, BLM, etc.) Dust Bowl : 1933-35 Drought, poor management practices -Closed down, leftover lands (unproductive, dry) left to BLM , established in 1946 National Park Service 1916: Preserve/protect natural areas, and provide recreation to public US Fish and Wildlife Service: “To conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habits for the continuing benefit of the American people” -First National Wildlife Refuge in 1903 Wilderness Act of 1964: Allowed the designation of Wilderness areas with greater protection within the Federal land endowment
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