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The Resource The wisdom of the spotted owl : policy lessons for a new century, Steven Lewis Yaffee

The wisdom of the spotted owl : policy lessons for a new century, Steven Lewis Yaffee

Label
The wisdom of the spotted owl : policy lessons for a new century
Title
The wisdom of the spotted owl
Title remainder
policy lessons for a new century
Statement of responsibility
Steven Lewis Yaffee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Two decades of negotiations, lawsuits, court orders, and injunctions have transformed the northern spotted owl issue from a regional land management problem into a national controversy of immense proportions. Despite the best efforts of scientists, land managers, politicians, and citizen activists - spanning, in some cases, entire careers - the dilemma remains unresolved
  • The controversy over the management of national forests in the Pacific Northwest vividly demonstrates the shortcomings of existing management institutions and natural resource policies. The wisdom of the Spotted explores the American policymaking process through the case of the spotted owl - a case that offers a striking illustration of the failure of our society to cope with long-term, science-intensive issues requiring collective choices
  • Steven Lewis Yaffee analyzes the political and organizational dynamics from which the controversy emerged and the factors that led to our stunning inability to solve it. He examines the state of resource management agencies and policy processes, providing insight into questions such as:. What caused the extreme polarization of opinion and lack of communication throughout the 1980s and early 1990s?
  • How can the inadequate response of government agencies and the failure of the decisionmaking process he explained? What kinds of changes must be made to enable our resource policy institutions to better deal with critical environmental issues of the 1990s and beyond?
  • By outlining a set of needed reforms, the book will assist those who are involved in recreating natural resource agencies and public policy processes for the challenges of the next century The Wisdom of the Spotted Owl provides a framework for understanding policies and institutions, and presents a prescription for change to allow for more effective handling of current and future environmental problems
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yaffee, Steven Lewis
Dewey number
333.95/16/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
QL696.S83
LC item number
Y34 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL696.S83Y34
NAL item number
1994
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spotted owl
  • Forest management
  • Forest policy
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Habitat conservation
  • Forest management
  • Forest policy
  • Habitat conservation
  • Spotted owl
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Pacific Northwest
  • United States
Label
The wisdom of the spotted owl : policy lessons for a new century, Steven Lewis Yaffee
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/93048897-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The birth of a controversy: 1945-1977 -- Muddling through: 1978-1981 -- New science, new directives, more muddling: 1981-1984 -- The forest service's last stand: 1985-1989 -- All hell breaks loose: 1989-1993 -- Tough choices: a difficult issue under any circumstances -- Avoiding though choices: American decisionmaking processes -- Influencing tough choices: actors in American decisionmaking processes -- Insufficient policies and misleading politics -- Grounded in the past: agency values and management approaches
  • The context for change -- Building more effective agencies and decisionmaking processes -- Building better policies
Control code
ocm29634785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 430 pages
Isbn
9781559632034
Lccn
93048897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29634785
  • (OCoLC)29634785
Label
The wisdom of the spotted owl : policy lessons for a new century, Steven Lewis Yaffee
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0666/93048897-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The birth of a controversy: 1945-1977 -- Muddling through: 1978-1981 -- New science, new directives, more muddling: 1981-1984 -- The forest service's last stand: 1985-1989 -- All hell breaks loose: 1989-1993 -- Tough choices: a difficult issue under any circumstances -- Avoiding though choices: American decisionmaking processes -- Influencing tough choices: actors in American decisionmaking processes -- Insufficient policies and misleading politics -- Grounded in the past: agency values and management approaches
  • The context for change -- Building more effective agencies and decisionmaking processes -- Building better policies
Control code
ocm29634785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 430 pages
Isbn
9781559632034
Lccn
93048897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29634785
  • (OCoLC)29634785

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