By Ney C. Landrum
Essentially a phenomenon of the 20 th century, America’s pioneering nation park stream has grown speedily and innovatively to turn into the most vital forces within the maintenance of open areas and the supply of public outdoors game within the nation. in this time, the stream has been inspired and formed through many factors—social, cultural, and economic—resulting in a large choice of expressions. whereas every body has the same opinion that the nation park stream has been a good and priceless strength regularly, there appears to be like an expanding divergence of inspiration as to precisely what course the flow should still absorb the future.
In The nation Park stream in the US,
Ney Landrum, recipient of virtually dozen honors and awards for his carrier to nation and nationwide parks, areas the flow for kingdom parks within the context of the routine for city and native parks on one part and for nationwide parks at the different. He strains the evolution of the nation park circulation from its obscure and principally unconnected origins to its current prestige as a vital and firmly tested country govt accountability, national in scope. as the move has taken a few separate, yet approximately parallel, paths and produced differing colleges of concept pertaining to its function and course, Landrum additionally analyzes the situations and occasions that experience contributed to those disparate effects and provides severe observation in response to his lengthy tenure within the system.
As the 1st learn of its type, The kingdom Park move in America will fill a massive void within the literature on parks. provided that there are greater than 5 thousand country parks within the usa, in comparison with fewer than nationwide parks and ancient websites, this background is lengthy late. will probably be of significant curiosity to an individual eager about federal, kingdom, or neighborhood parks, in addition to to land source managers generally.
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