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Sustaining Wildlands: Integrating Science and Community in Prince William Sound.


Sustaining Wildlands: Integrating Science and Community in Prince William Sound

Edited by Aaron J. Poe and Randy Gimblett

University of Arizona Press


355 pages




Environmental scientists, US Forest Services personnel, tribal members, and representatives of tourism companies take Prince William Sound in south-central Alaska as a case study of an integrated approach to understanding and planning for human uses in a large, natural ecosystem. The massive oil spill from the grounding the Exxon Valdez tanker in March 1989 not only caused extensive damage to the environment, wildlife, and human economy of the Sound, it also opened a floodgate of tourists seeking the intact natural areas inland from the shore. The topics include the social and economic impacts of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and a path toward recovery, the level of sustainable activity in Prince William Sound: understanding and managing quality of experience and capacity in wilderness waterways, characterizing the effects of increased recreation use on wildlife within the Sound, flush responses of two species of sea duck to kayakers, and understanding Prince William Sound through the stories of those who live there. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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