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Author Ross, Ken, 1937-

Title Pioneering conservation in Alaska / Ken Ross.

Imprint Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, 2006.
Publication Info. 2006


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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 540 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Knowledge Unlatched
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 480-513) and index.
Summary Designed as a companion to his "Environmental Conflict in Alaska" (2001), which presented the environmental issues of Alaska's statehood period, the newest study by Ross provides an in-depth view of the resource management controversies in Alaska up to statehood in 1958. Ross's chapters on predator control, when wildlife managers offered bounties not just for wolves but for eagles, and another on attempted translocations of ungulates, reveal astounding efforts to manipulate ecosystems. Especially useful is his history of the successful efforts to preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Contents Part 1: Early naturalists and wildlife exploitation -- Sea otters and scientists -- Fur seal's friend: Henry W. Elliott -- Wake of the whalers -- John Muir and the land -- The Boone and Crockett Club: George Bird Grinnell, Madison Grant, William T. Hornaday, Charles H. Townsend, Charles Sheldon -- Charles Sheldon and Mr. McKinley National Park -- Robert F. Griggs and Karmai National Monument -- John Muir, William S. Cooper, and Glacier Bay National Monument -- Alaska natives and conservation -- Part II: Wildlife and wildlife managers -- Bureau of Biological Survey Chiefs: C. Hart Merriam, Edward W. Nelson, Ira N. Gabrielson -- Alaska Wildlife managers: Frank Dufresne, Clarence Rhode, Jim Brooks, Jim King -- Grizzly bears in politics -- Frontier justice: predator control -- Game and fur mammals -- Journey of the salmon -- Gold and oil on the Kenai -- Bob Marshall, Olaus and Margaret Murie, and the Arctic Refuge -- Evolution of conservation values.
Language Eng.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Nature conservation -- Alaska -- History.
Wildlife conservation -- Alaska -- History.
Wildlife management -- Alaska -- History.
Naturalists -- Alaska -- History.
Indians of North America -- Hunting -- Alaska.
Wildlife refuges -- Alaska -- History.
National parks and reserves -- Alaska -- History.
Nature -- Conservation -- Alaska -- Histoire.
Faune -- Protection -- Alaska -- Histoire.
Naturalistes -- Alaska -- Histoire.
Refuges fauniques -- Alaska -- Histoire.
Parcs nationaux -- Alaska -- Histoire.
HISTORY -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Indians of North America -- Hunting. (OCoLC)fst00969791
National parks and reserves. (OCoLC)fst01033642
Naturalists. (OCoLC)fst01034543
Nature conservation. (OCoLC)fst01034632
Wildlife conservation. (OCoLC)fst01175253
Wildlife management. (OCoLC)fst01175323
Wildlife refuges. (OCoLC)fst01175389
Alaska. (OCoLC)fst01204480
Indexed Term History
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
In: Knowledge Unlatched.
Other Form: Print version: Ross, Ken, 1937- Pioneering conservation in Alaska. Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, 2006 (DLC) 2006030330
ISBN 9781607327141 (electronic bk.)
1607327147 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. GBVCP 1014944961

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