Environmental History of New York's North Country. The Adirondack Mountains and the St. Lawrence River Valley

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This book is a historical narrative on northern New York that takes into account the role of environmental conservation in an often neglected and remote region of the United States.


“These essays go beyond student exercises or scholarly publications written for academic colleagues. They should be read by concerned citizens because they offer insight into how environmental problems are confronted and thus can shape our responses in the future.”
–Prof. John Omohundro SUNY Potsdam

"[The author] has thoughtfully documented the historical evolution of this process and those chapters can inform today's debates ranging from the U.S. Forest Service's interest in collaborative stewardship agreements to large scale conservation efforts like Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y)." -- Prof.Seth M. Wilson, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

"... a Thoroughly researched exploration of environmental and socio-economics issues in northern New York State. ... [The author] is honest in their presentation and provides a cautioned, at times, skeptical, interpretation of their value." -- Prof. Robert S. Hedin, University of Pittsburgh

Table of Contents

Foreword by John Omohundro
Chapter 1: Settlement and Farming
Chapter 2: Pollution from Pulp and Paper Production
Chapter 3: Wildlife and Its Introduction
Chapter 4: St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project
Chapter 5: Hazardous Waste Disposal Remediation
Chapter 6: Citizen Participation and Environmental Impact Assessment
Chapter 7: Mixed Land-Use and Industrial Air Pollution
Chapter 8: Property Rights, Conservation Easements, and the Adirondack Park

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