For more than 100 years, the Unite States National Park Service (NPS) has been guided by a mandate to preserve parks and their resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations. But all parks are subject to conditions that may frustrate preservation efforts. Climate change is melting the glaciers. Rising seas are sweeping away protected shorelines. Development projects, accompanied by air, water, light, and noise pollution, edge closer to parks and fragment habitats. The number of visitors and vested interests are swelling and diversifying.
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- Environmental Studies
- public policy
- Environmental Management
- Climate Change
- environmental history
- Land Management
- National Parks
- Post-normal science
- National parks and reserves--United States--Management.
- National parks and reserves--Protection--United States.
- National parks and reserves
- Environmentalism--United States.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2019Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-290)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Biology