qIn No Place Distant, author David Havlick presents for the first time a comprehensive and in-depth examination of the more than 550, 000 miles of roads that crisscross our national parks, national forests, Bureau of Land Management lands, and wildlife refuges, considering how they came to be; their ecological, financial, and societal costs; and what can be done to ensure that those roads are as environmentally benign and cost effective as possible, while remaining functional and accessible.q qThroughout, the author argues that roads on our public lands and the surging industry of motorized recreation they support threaten to undermine many of the features that Americans value in their public lands. Ultimately, our views on roads on public lands are inextricably linked to our values as a nation and our values as citizens, and our ideas about how public lands ought to be managed will dictate how we decide to treat roads and motorized access on them.qTrails Management Handbook, USDA, Forest Service. 10 January 1991. ... By 1985, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Honda were also marketing 4-wheelers. ... Webb et al., Environmental effects of soil property changes with off-road vehicle use, pp.
|Title||:||No Place Distant|
|Publisher||:||Island Press - 2002-03-01|