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Econ Resource Lecture #4 1/12/12 Conservation vs. Preservation o Conservation presupposes use: the protection and management of resources for the use of people o Preservation: there should be no development of the resource. The land should be untouched by people. Wilderness o The debate has continued since the late 1800s Conservation in the U.S. o Poor management led to extinction of many species Passenger pigeon, eastern and merriam’s elk, steller’s sea cow, sea mink o % of people who think “____” is most important environmental problem: Clean air- 23% Global warming- 15% Preservation of natural resources- 2% Fresh water pollution- 3% o % of American who hunt: 4% fish: 10% o Federal gov controls about 1/3 total land in U.S. Early Conservation o Indians (woodland and plains) had significant impact on native flora and fauna Ceremonies and traditions for use Controlled forest burns o French arrived to harvest resources (furs) o English settlers came for religious freedom o
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