360 pages, 7 x 10
68 illus., 50 tables, color tip-ins
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Release Date:15 Nov 2012
ISBN:9780816529780
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The Colorado Plateau V

Research, Environmental Planning, and Management for Collaborative Conservation

The University of Arizona Press
Roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States, the Colorado Plateau covers some 130,000 square miles of sparsely vegetated plateaus, mesas, canyons, arches, and cliffs in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. With elevations ranging from 3,000 to 14,000 feet, the natural systems found within the plateau are dramatically varied, from desert to alpine conditions.
This volume, the fifth from the University of Arizona Press and the tenth overall, focuses on adaptation of resource management and conservation to climate change and water scarcity, protecting biodiversity through restructured energy policies, ensuring wildlife habitat connectivity across barriers, building effective conservation networks, and exploring new opportunities for education and leadership in conservation science.
An informative read for people interested in the conservation and natural history of the region, the book will also serve as a valuable reference for those people engaged in the management of cultural and biological resources of the Colorado Plateau, as well as scientists interested in methods and tools for land and resource management throughout the West.
Charles van Riper III is a professor in the School of Natural and Renewable Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona and the Station Leader for the US Geological Survey Sonoran Desert Research Station. He is the co-editor of all ten Colorado Plateau volumes. Miguel L. Villarreal is a Mendenhall Fellow and Research Geographer with the US Geological Survey Western Geographic Science Center in Tucson, Arizona. Carena J. van Riper is a PhD student in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University. Matthew J. Johnson is the Northern Arizona University station liaison for the USGS Colorado Plateau Research Station in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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