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By Richard L. Knight, Sarah F. Bates, Vawter Parker, Peter Berck, Robert Costanza, Steward Pickett, James Kennedy, Jack Ward Thomas, Richard Ostfeld, Susan Kay Jacobson, Jeff DeBonis, Mark Brunson, Gloria Helfand, Winifred Kessler, Rupert Cutler, Robert H. N

This publication explores the adjustments which are resulting in a brand new century of normal assets administration. It areas the present state of affairs in historic viewpoint, analyzes the forces which are propelling swap, and describes and examines the categorical adjustments in targets, coverage, and perform which are remodeling all facets of average assets management.A New Century for normal assets administration is a vital evaluation for flora and fauna biologists, foresters, and others operating for public land companies; professors and scholars of ordinary assets; and all these whose livelihood will depend on using public traditional assets.

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Moreover, a broad range of ecological factors determined the quality and quantity of any given service, resource, or commodity that the community might provide. “Yields” could be sustained only if economic pressures and resource management practices did not undermine what Leopold termed “land health”—the evolutionary coadaptations and ecological interactions that allowed the community to function properly. Wilderness, by the same token, had more than just aesthetic or recreational value. It stood at one end of a land use continuum.

30. Pinchot, 509 (8). 31. Flader and Callicott, 266–67 (2). The original address, “A biotic view of land,” was published in the September 1939 issue of the Journal of Forestry. 32. B. Conservation ethics and fishery management. Fisheries 16(2):22–28. 33. Flader and Callicott, 188 (2). 34. Flader and Callicott, 288 (2). See Meine, C. 1992. The utility of preservation and the preservation of utility: Leopold’s fine line. In The Wilderness condition: essays on environment and civilization. M. , 131–172.

We can still hear them in the words of a Ghost Dance song chanted, in dire need, on the high plains a century ago. In the world that the Ghost Dancers tried to dance back into existence, wildness had free reign. That wild world cannot be fully regained, but its loss may be at least partially redeemed. Perhaps, after all, a nation is coming—a world is coming—to recognize that wildness, properly known, is not the antithesis of civilization, but its complement and its context, essential to its vitality, inherent in its definition.

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