Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner's Manual by Steve Nash

By Steve Nash

The mountain chain referred to as the Blue Ridge lines a 550-mile arc via Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. alongside the way in which, it encompasses Shenandoah nationwide Park, nice Smoky Mountains nationwide Park, the Blue Ridge freeway, seven nationwide forests, a number of federal barren region parts and kingdom parks, and components of the Appalachian path. it's the greatest focus of public lands east of the Mississippi and residential to an staggering variety of plant and animal lifestyles. yet because the such a lot broad common zone within the more and more populous Southeast, the Blue Ridge environment faces distinct demanding situations within the subsequent a long time.
Drawing on clinical study in a number of disciplines, journalist Steve Nash presents a transparent and evenhanded advent to a couple of the main hotly disputed environmental concerns dealing with the Blue Ridge, together with the invasion of unique vegetation and bugs, the explosive development of suburban-style groups in ordinary components, worsening air and water toxins, and the erratic administration of nationwide forests. Informative and hugely readable, Blue Ridge 2020 takes a troublesome examine what's in danger in those mountains and what we--as the "owners" of the general public lands--must do if we intend to maintain their future.

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