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Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks
From Acadia to Zion
Robert Manning, ed.; Steven Lawson, ed.; Peter Newman, ed.; Jeffrey Hallo, ed.; Christopher Monz, ed.




UPNE
2014 • 346 pp. 54 tables and illus. 6 x 9"
Ecology & Environmental Studies / Conservation / Transportation

$50.00 Paperback, 978-1-61168-552-7
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-551-0

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“Can transportation help assure protection of our national parks? The hopeful answer in Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks is yes, and indeed, no book... [continued in Reviews below]”—Alfred Runte, author of Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks,

Synthesizes the most important work on transportation in parks and outdoor recreation over the past two decades

Transportation and national parks are intimately linked. The inherent complexities of this intersection demand a systematic and informed management approach that extends beyond park boundaries, considers how transportation affects the quality of the visitor experience, and capitalizes on the ways in which transportation can contribute to the sustainability of parks and outdoor recreation. In this volume, twenty-one essays investigate the multiple relationships between transportation and national parks. The final chapter synthesizes this material into a series of principles to help guide sustainable transportation in the national parks.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Can transportation help assure protection of our national parks? The hopeful answer in Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks is yes, and indeed, no book in recent memory tops its sincerity or significance. My challenge to decision-makers is no less direct: if you are serious about preservation, a thoughtful reading of this book is a must.”—Alfred Runte, author of Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks

“Transportation is vital to Acadia National Park—the iconic Park Loop Road, the innovative Island Explorer bus system, and the network of historic carriage roads. Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks offers a road map of how transportation can help protect park resources and the quality of the visitor experience.”—Sheridan Steele, superintendent, Acadia National Park

“There’s been a long association between transportation and the national parks. This book brings that history up to date by illustrating how transportation can contribute to the sustainability of the national parks in the 21st century.”—David Louter, author of Windshield Wilderness: Cars, Roads, and Nature in Washington's National Parks



ROBERT MANNING is the Steven Rubenstein Professor of Environment and Natural Resources and director of the Park Studies Laboratory at the University of Vermont. STEVEN LAWSON is director of RSG’s Public Lands Planning and Management Services. PETER NEWMAN is professor and head, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State University. JEFFREY HALLO is associate professor of park and conservation area management at Clemson University. CHRISTOPHER MONZ is associate professor in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University.



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