After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California

After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California

Peter S. Alagona


Thoroughly researched and finely crafted, After the Grizzly strains the historical past of endangered species and habitat in California, from the time of the Gold Rush to the current. Peter S. Alagona indicates how scientists and conservationists got here to view the fates of endangered species as inextricable from ecological stipulations and human actions within the areas the place these species lived.

Focusing at the tales of 4 high-profile endangered species—the California condor, barren region tortoise, Delta smelt, and San Joaquin equipment fox—Alagona deals an soaking up account of the way american citizens built a political method in a position to generating and maintaining debates within which imperiled species function proxies for broader conflicts concerning the politics of position. The problem for conservationists within the twenty-first century, this booklet claims, could be to redefine habitat conservation past safe wildlands to construct extra varied and sustainable landscapes.

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