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The Jefferson National Forest [electronic resource] : an Appalachian Environmental History.

By: Sarvis, Will.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (381 p.).ISBN: 9781572338371 (electronic bk.); 1572338377 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Forest reserves -- Virginia | Jefferson National Forest | Forest management -- Jefferson National Forest | Jefferson National Forest -- History | Jefferson National Forest -- Management | United States. Forest Service. Southern Region | Agriculture | Environmental Studies | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Green Business | NATURE / Natural Resources | SCIENCE / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Jefferson National Forest : An Appalachian Environmental HistoryDDC classification: 333.7509755 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on Territorial Designations; Introduction; 1. Prehistoric Southwestern Virginia; 2. Agricultural Settlers; 3. Turnpikes and Romance in the Mountains; 4. Industrial Logging Discovers Appalachia; 5. JNF and the Rise of National Conservation; 6. The Depression Era; 7. World War II and Postwar Transitions; 8. The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area; 9. From Commodity Interests to Ecological Forestry; 10. Cultural Resources; 11. Sacred Land; 12. Old Commons Meets the New; Epilogue.
Appendix A: Pioneer Forest: A Case Study in Modern SelectiveForest ManagementAppendix B: Payment in Lieu of Taxes; Appendix C: Miscellaneous Statistics and Recent Budget Data; Notes; Source Materials; Index.
Summary: The highland forests of southwestern Virginia were a sacred land to Native Americans and one they relied upon for sustenance. After European contact, this beautiful country drew successive waves of settlers and visitors, and for a brief yet intense period, industrialists rapaciously exploited its timber resources, particularly in the higher elevations where the woodlands had survived the nearby valleys & rsquo; generations of agricultural use. This is the story of how various peoples have regarded this land over the centuries and how, starting in the early twentieth century, the federal gove.
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Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on Territorial Designations; Introduction; 1. Prehistoric Southwestern Virginia; 2. Agricultural Settlers; 3. Turnpikes and Romance in the Mountains; 4. Industrial Logging Discovers Appalachia; 5. JNF and the Rise of National Conservation; 6. The Depression Era; 7. World War II and Postwar Transitions; 8. The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area; 9. From Commodity Interests to Ecological Forestry; 10. Cultural Resources; 11. Sacred Land; 12. Old Commons Meets the New; Epilogue.

Appendix A: Pioneer Forest: A Case Study in Modern SelectiveForest ManagementAppendix B: Payment in Lieu of Taxes; Appendix C: Miscellaneous Statistics and Recent Budget Data; Notes; Source Materials; Index.

The highland forests of southwestern Virginia were a sacred land to Native Americans and one they relied upon for sustenance. After European contact, this beautiful country drew successive waves of settlers and visitors, and for a brief yet intense period, industrialists rapaciously exploited its timber resources, particularly in the higher elevations where the woodlands had survived the nearby valleys & rsquo; generations of agricultural use. This is the story of how various peoples have regarded this land over the centuries and how, starting in the early twentieth century, the federal gove.

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