Dynamic economy versus static policy in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): R. Rasker
Editor(s): C. Payne; J. M. Bowker; P. C. Reed
Publication Year: 1992

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • coniferous forests
  • conservation
  • forest management
  • grasslands
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • mountainous terrain
  • natural areas management
  • public information
  • recreation
  • wilderness fire management
  • Wyoming
  • Yellowstone National Park
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Record Last Modified: August 7, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35960
Tall Timbers Record Number: 10297
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:SE-78
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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In the Greater Yellowstone area there is a perceived controversy between conservation efforts and economic well-being. This controversy is fueled by misconceptions about the economy and the role played by public lands in the region. In this paper three commonly held myths are addressed by describing changes that have taken place in the economy and, in view of these, a more appropriate role of public lands management is identified.

Rasker, R. 1992. Dynamic economy versus static policy in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, in Payne, C., Bowker, J. M., and Reed, P. C., The economic value of wilderness: proceedings of the conference. Jackson, WY. USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station,Asheville, NC. p. 201-216,General Technical Report SE-78.