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Harvey Manning - Washington Wilderness: The Unfinished Work

Part I - The Last Century / The Last Decade

p. 12: This is a fine summary (about ten pages) of the history of conservation in the Northwest, from the Northern Pacific Land Grant of 1864 through RARE II around 1980. The author discusses the creation of forest reserves, national parks, primitive areas, the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Mt Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades National Parks, the 1964 Wilderness Act, and wilderness designations for Glacier Peak, the Alpine Lakes, and elsewhere. Excellent big picture overview.

Part 11 - Where Man Is A Visitor

p. 26: This part contains photos, essays, and descriptions of unprotected Washington wilderness areas in the Olympics, San Juans, Northern Cascades, Eastern Corners, Southern Cascades, and Central Cascades.

Part III - The Next Decade / The Next Century

p. 124: Here are specific proposals for new wilderness and recreation areas throughout Washington. Areas include:

The book concludes with a discussion of wilderness myths and misconceptions.

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