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The national grasslands : a guide to America's undiscovered treasures

Author: Francis Moul
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A guide to the American grasslands and the Grasslands National Park of Canada, The National Grasslands presents a history of the region that traces the establishment of the national grasslands as an important part of the New Deal's social revolution. The guide also provides a concise summary of the debates surrounding preservation and use, with special focus on the Buffalo Commons controversy. Each national
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Moul
ISBN: 0803283202 9780803283206
OCLC Number: 64065811
Description: xii, 153 p., [24] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
List of maps --
Acknowledgments --
Prelude --
Introduction --
pt. 1. The history of the National Grasslands --
1. "No darker chapter nor greater tragedy" --
2. Land, the first essential --
3. A strange and dramatic moment --
4. Broken-up Badlands, thin threads of trees --
5. Highest purpose of the grasslands --
pt. 2. A guide to the National Grasslands --
An abundance of sage hens --
National Grasslands Visitor Center --
Western States grasslands --
Crooked River National Grassland --
Curlew National Grassland --
Butte Valley National Grassland --
Northern Great Plains grasslands --
Little Missouri National Grassland --
Sheyenne River National Grassland --
Cedar River National Grassland --
Grand River National Grassland --
Fort Pierre National Grassland --
Buffalo Gap National Grassland --
Oglala National Grassland --
Thunder Basin National Grassland. Southern Great Plains grasslands --
Pawnee National Grassland --
Comanche National Grassland --
Cimarron National Grassland --
Rita Blanca National Grassland --
Kiowa National Grassland --
Black Kettle National Grassland --
McClellan Creek National Grassland --
Caddo National Grassland --
Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland --
Grasslands National Park of Canada --
pt. 3. Bison instead of cattle? --
Afterword --
Photographer's notes --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: by Francis Moul ; photography by Georg Joutras.
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