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Pioneers of ecological restoration : the people and legacy of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum

Author: Franklin E Court
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2012.
Series: Wisconsin land and life.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Internationally renowned for its pioneering role in the ecological restoration of tallgrass prairies, savannas, forests, and wetlands, the University of Wisconsin Arboretum contains the world's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2011041958
(OCoLC)757133898
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin E Court
ISBN: 0299286630 9780299286637
OCLC Number: 814694131
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 314 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations 1. The Beginnings, John Nolen, Michael Olbrich, Paul E. Stark, and the \u0022Prairie School of Landscape Design\u0022 2. 1930-1932, Acquiring the Six Key Parcels of Land, Building the Arboretum Road 3. The Pre-Dedication Years; Aldo Leopold, G. William Longenecker, Edward M. Gilbert and the Politics of Governance 4. Two Directors: Leopold and Longenecker, The 1934 Dedication and the 1935 Arrival of the CCC 5. \u0022Go Make a Prairie,\u0022 Fassett's Early Planting Experiments and Sperry's Innovative Field Work 6. Late 30s Frustrations, the \u0022Golden Years,\u0022 Leopold's Efforts to Increase Staff and Funding 7. The 1940s, The Early Curtis Years, A Grady Tract \u0022Forest Preserve?\u0022 Greene's Prairie, Post-War Challenges and Leopold's Death 8. The 1950s, Outside Threats and Challenges, The Grady Tract Fire, \u0022The Beltline Cometh,\u0022 \u0022Rabbit Shoots\u0022 and Retirements 9. The 1960s, Losses and Gains, Last \u0022Lost City\u0022 Lots, Building a Reputation, Troubled Times, A Shifting Focus 10. The 1970s, The Arboretum's \u0022World Famous\u0022 Prairies, Conflicts in Leadership, a New Direction, New Appointments and A Visitor Center 11. The 1980s and Beyond, Restoration & Management Notes, a Restoration Ecology Legacy, \u0022Earth Partnerships,\u0022 Reflections Notes Works Cited Index
Series Title: Wisconsin land and life.
Responsibility: Franklin E. Court.

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