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by Steven Lewis Yaffee
Steven L. Yaffee is Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at the University of Michigan. He is currently working on a new book detailing the history and lessons of the California marine protected areas designation process.
Steven L. He has worked for more than forty years on federal endangered species, public lands and ecosystem management policy and is the author or coauthor of four books: Prohibitive Policy: Implementing the Federal Endangered Species Act (MIT Press 1982); The Wisdom of the Spotted Owl: Policy Lessons for a New Century (Island Press 1994); Ecosystem Management in the United States: An Assessment of Current.
Despite the best efforts of scientists, land managers, politicians, and citizen activists - spanning, in some cases, entire careers - the dilemma remains unresolved. The controversy over the management of national forests in the Pacific Northwest vividly demonstrates the shortcomings of existing management institutions and natural resource policies.
The controversy over the management of national forests in the Pacific Northwest vividly demonstrates the shortcomings of existing management institutions and natural resource policies. In explaining the policymaking process - its realities and idiosyncrasies - The Wisdom of the Spotted Owl provides a framework for understanding policies and institutions, and presents a prescription for change to allow for more effective handling of current and future environmental problems.
The controversy also represents a portal into a new century of conservation
carousel previous carousel next. The controversy also represents a portal into a new century of conservation. One hundred years ago, the Progressive Conservation movement responded to a growing awareness that public natural resources were overexploited and degraded, and pushed for a major change in resource policy. The wisdom provided by the spotted owl case can assist decisionmakers as they seek to redirect agencies and forge directions for the next century, and can help citizens and scientists understand the role they might play in this process of change.
Steven Lewis Yaffee is a faculty member in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at The University of Michigan where he teaches courses in natural resource policy and administration, negotiation skills, American environmental history, and biodiversity and public policy.
by Steven Lewis Yaffee. The Wisdom of the Spotted Owl explores the American policymaking process through the case of the spotted owl - a case that offers a striking illustration of the failure of our society to cope with long-term, science-intensive issues requiring collective choices.
Through the example of the Northern Spotted Owl we can glimpse the controversy surrounding the management of the natural habitat of the Pacific Northwest, and by extension, decision-making on a wider canvas. Publisher: Island Press. Bestsellers in Birds of Prey. Flight Identification of Raptors of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
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The Wisdom of the Spotted Owl: Policy Lessons For A New Century. Many natural resource and environmental policy issues evidence recurring choices, made with considerable effort, whose temporary solutions never seem to deal with the underlying problems.