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By Kenneth A. Rosenberg

Right here, in one, impartial quantity, are available the perspectives and critiques that might form America's panorama for destiny generations. govt administration of the general public area is exact, as is federal laws referring to the surroundings and barren region areas.Biographical sketches of people who've prompted smooth attitudes towards maintenance and an in depth chronology of the occasions that experience introduced us to the current also are supplied. additionally, annotated listings of businesses and assets are integrated to aid readers in extra study.Wilderness protection can provide stable, helpful details that might function a origin for decision-making, study, or just improved figuring out of this severe topic.

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A few recreation areas and national historical parks contain wilderness and are being studied for potential inclusion into the National Wilderness Preservation System. National Wildlife Refuge System In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt set aside Pelican Island, Florida, as a preserve, primarily to protect the island's bird population. This was the first wildlife refuge in the nation. Over the years, more refuges were designated, and in 1966 Congress cre- Page 11 ated the National Wildlife Refuge System to coordinate all of the refuges.

This is about eight times more acidic than vinegar, and nearly as acidic as lemon juice. While scientists agree that acidity as found in acid deposition is toxic to many species of plant and animal life, the actual extent of the problem is still a source of debate in the scientific community. Some scientists point to the large number of fishless lakes in the Northeast and blame acid rain, while others claim that there are other factors involved as well. Many fishless lakes existed, for example, before the advent of acid rain.

S. Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Park Service (particularly Mr. Dario Bard) for all of their help on this project. Thanks also to The Wilderness Society and all of the other environmental organizations, the generosity of the Staude family for the computer, and Barry Dworak for help with the graphs. Page 1 1 Introduction WHEN THE UNITED STATES WAS FIRST established as a country, practically all of North America was one vast wilderness. Early settlers viewed the wilderness as a land that needed to be tamed.

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