Front Cover

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pp. c-ii

Title Page

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pp. iii-iii

Copyright

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pp. iv-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

Shortly after publishing my first book Yellowstone and the Snowmobile, I left Yellowstone National Park to go to the other “Big-Y” park, Yosemite, where I have continued to work. The change in location has brought me new career possibilities, new wild places to explore, and new friendships. Like any change, though, this one came with upheavals, from ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-12

While traveling to Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, the visitor today passes by many of the great sights of the American West. Snow-covered mountains and sparkling waterfalls abound in all directions. The serene beauty of Yellowstone Lake and Hayden Valley invite a peaceful calm not ordinarily enjoyed by most Americans. Making ...

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1: Fishing Bridge and the Son of Cody

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pp. 13-44

In summer 1986, Yellowstone National Park managers were confronted with something more commonly found in the country’s large cities: a protest. Organized by the radical environmental group Earth First!, the protest was held on Fishing Bridge, a historic bridge at the mouth of...

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2: Scientists and a “Barbeeque”

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pp. 45-79

In 1988, the nation watched as Yellowstone went up in smoke—at least that’s the image many Americans had, based on statements like those above from politicians, often repeated in the press.1 Starting in June, ignited by lightning strikes and some by the actions of people, these ...

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3: More Precious than Gold

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pp. 80-119

Vacationing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for two weeks in August 1995, President Bill Clinton took a day to travel to Yellowstone National Park with his family. To promote his environmental image, Clinton gave a speech at Old Faithful Geyser supporting protection “of our land,...

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4: Wolves, Bison, and Snowmobiles

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pp. 120-168

During the contemporary policy-making era in Yellowstone, in addition to Fishing Bridge Village, the fire policy review, and the New World Mine, the park’s managers were dealing with three other major controversies: whether to return gray wolves to Yellowstone, whether visitors...

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Conclusion: Science and Politics

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pp. 169-184

Six policy-making controversies and six policy-making determinants: a coincidence in number, but not a coincidence in outcome. As the discussion in this book has revealed, national park policy-making outcomes are largely determined by National Park Service (NPS) leaders’...

Notes

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pp. 185-242

Bibliography

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pp. 243-254

Index

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pp. 255-264

Back Cover

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pp. bc-bc