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Copyright: 1998
Trim: 7¾ x 9¾
Pages: 201 pp.
Illustrations: 1 map, 19 figures, 2 tables

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978-0-940378-12-4
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Visions of the Grand Staircase–Escalante

Examining Utah’s Newest National Monument

Edited by Robert B. Keiter et al.

Nature and Environment

The first comprehensive review of the monument’s natural and human attributes, the planning framework, and issues of paramount concern.


Table of Contents:

Map
Acknowledgments
Introduction ~ Robert B. Keiter, Sarah B. George, Joro Walker

PART ONE
Hewn Out of the Rock: The Physical Setting
1. The Geography and Geology ~ M. Lee Allison
2. Paleontological Resources ~ David D. Gillette
3. The Biota and Ecology ~ Jayne Belnap
4. An Archaeological Assessment ~ Duncan Metcalf

PART TWO
Shaped By the Land: A Socioeconomic Profile
5. A Human History ~ Dean L. May
6. Defining a Cultural Context ~ Ralph Becker
7. The Economy of the Rural West and the New Monument ~ Gail Blattenberger and David Kiefer
8. An Outdoor Recreation Assessment ~ Edward J. Ruddell

PART THREE
Monument Planning: Legal Standards and Public Involvement
9. Putting the Antiquities Act in Perspective ~ John D. Leshy
10. Defining A Legal Framework for BLM Management ~ Robert B. Keiter
11. The BLM Planning Process ~ A. Jerry Meredith
12. Utah and the National Monument Planning Process ~ Brad T. Barber

PART FOUR
The Long-Range Public Interest: Planning Issues
13. Monument Planning Through an Economist's Eyes ~ R. Thayne Robson
14. Private Industry and Its Access Rights ~ Thomas W. Bachtell and Michael S. Johnson
15. Protecting Environmental Values ~ Scott Groene
16. The Utah Travel Division and Tourism Planning ~ Dean Reeder
17. Maintaining Local Communities ~ Scott Truman
18. Through Turquoise Eyes: A Hopi Perspective ~ Wilfred Numkena

Afterword ~ Robert B. Keiter
Appendix A: Presidential Proclamation No. 1620 (1996)
Appendix B: The Antiquities Act of 1906 (as amended)
Appendix C: National Monuments
Appendix D: The Monument Planning Team
Contributors


Praise and Reviews:

“Provides the first comprehensive review of the monument’s natural and human attributes—including the region’s geology, archaeology, paleontology, and ecology, the planning of framework, and other issues of paramount concern.”
—Deseret News

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