Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
"Collaborative and community-based approaches to natural resources management are ... manifested in the increasing numbers of partnerships, consensus groups, community-based collaboratives, watershed councils, and similar groups ... collaborative conservation draws upon theories of democracy, international development, and alternative dispute resolution." -- Alex Conley and Ann Moote, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona
This list represents a selection of recently published books on community-based conservation, available at the U.S. Department of the Interior Library. Books are listed alphabetically by the author's last name. Please direct inquiries or concerns to the Reference Librarian at 202-208-5815 between 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays.
QH75 .C58 2001 Communities and the environment: ethnicity, gender, and the state in community-based conservation Agrawal, Arun, 1962-
HC110 .E5 B47 1997 The ecology of hope: communities collaborate for sustainability Bernard, Ted
KF3775 .B44 1986 Resolving environmental disputes: a decade of experience Bingham, Gail
S944.53 .C65 B66 2007 The conservation professional's guide to working with people Bonar, Scott A.
GE198 .W47 A27 2001 Across the Great Divide: explorations in collaborative conservation and the American West Brick, Philip D.
GE197 .W65 1996 A wolf in the garden: the land rights movement and the new environmental debate Brick, Philip D.
QH76 .S63 2001 State conservation agreements: creating effective partnerships for proactive conservation: a summary report of a national policy dialogue Brogden, Mette
SD11 .A45644 NO.182 Collaborative capacity, problem framing, and mutual trust in addressing the wildland fire social problem: an annotated reading list Brooks, Jeffrey J.
GF21 .V37 1996 Valuing local knowledge: indigenous people and intellectual property rights Brush, Stephen B., 1943-
QH75 .C247 2006 Casting for conservation actors: people, partnerships and wildlife Castillo, Oscar
KF5698 .Z9 C47 1999 Beyond the hundredth meeting: a field guide to collaborative conservation on the West's public lands Cestero, Barb
HC79 .E5 T476 1997 Thinking ecologically: the next generation of environmental policy Chertow, Marian R.
SD565 .F539 2008 Forest community connections: implications for research, management, and governance Donoghue, Ellen M. (Ellen Mary)
HD205 .L34 2012 Land for people: the Trust for Public Land and the future of conservation Egan, Timothy
GE170 .G86 1995 Barriers and bridges to the renewal of ecosystems and institutions Gunderson, Lance H.
HD256 .H77 1997 Balancing nature and commerce in gateway communities Howe, Jim
QH75 .J335 1999 Communication skills for conservation professionals Jacobson, Susan Kay
GE155 .W47 R43 1998 Reclaiming the Native home of hope: community, ecology, and the American West Keiter, Robert B.
KF3775 .K35 1999 Analysis of institutional innovation in the natural resources and environmental realm: the emergence of alternative problem-solving strategies in the American West Kenney, Douglas S., 1964-
KF5569 .K36 2000 Arguing about consensus: examining the case against western watershed initiatives and other collaborative groups active in natural resources management Kenney, Douglas S., 1964-
HD1695 .W32 I62 2005 In search of sustainable water management: international lessons for the American West and beyond Kenney, Douglas S., 1964-
QH76 .K46 1997 Resource management at the watershed level: an assessment of the changing federal role in the emerging era of community-based watershed management: report to the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission Kenney, Douglas S., 1964-
S936 .C66 2008 Conservation for a new generation: redefining natural resources management Knight, Richard L.
HD205 .S74 1998 Stewardship across boundaries Knight, Richard L.
GE170 .C635 2004 Collaborative environmental management: what roles for government? Koontz, Tomas M.
QH541.15 .B56 T35 2010 Taking stock of nature: participatory biodiversity assessment for policy, planning and practice Lawrence, Anna, MSc.
QH75 .L38 1999 For the health of the land: previously unpublished essays and other writings Leopold, Aldo
QH81 .L56 1981 Sand County almanac Leopold, Aldo
HM716 .M39 2001 Collaboration: what makes it work? Mattessich, Paul
QH75 .A1 E95 1995 Expanding partnerships in conservation McNeely, Jeffrey A.
QH75 .E327 2002 Ecosystem management: adaptive, community-based conservation Meffe, Gary K.
SD561 .M46 2007 Our forest, your ecosystem, their timber: communities, conservation, and the state in community-based forest management Menzies, Nicholas K.
GE220 .J87 2002 Justice and natural resources: concepts, strategies, and applications Mutz, Kathryn M.
QH75 .P798 2002 Biodiversity, sustainability, and human communities: protecting beyond the protected O'Riordan, Timothy
QH76 .C65 1995 Collaborative planning for wetlands and wildlife: issues and examples Porter, Douglas R. Porter
E98 .S7 T6 2000 To build a bridge: an introduction to working with American Indian communities Poupart, John
QH76 .R55 1997 Resource management at the watershed level: an assessment of the changing Federal role in the emerging era of community-based watershed management Rieke, Betsy
QH75 .R87 2003 Groundwork for community-based conservation: strategies for social research Russell, Diane, 1950-
TC423 .S93 2005 Swimming upstream: collaborative approaches to watershed management Sabatier, Paul A.
TD224 .F6 A63 2005 Adaptive governance and water conflict: new institutions for collaborative planning Scholz, John T.
QH105 .W8 C635 2003 Beyond the arch: community and conservation in greater Yellowstone and East Africa: proceedings of the 7th Biennial Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (7th: 2003: Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.)
QH76 .S639 2005 Species at risk: using economic incentives to shelter endangered species on private lands Shogren, Jason F.
HM746 .C66 1999 The consensus building handbook: a comprehensive guide to reaching agreement Susskind, Lawrence
SK361 .U745 2006 Special report: countering resource challenges and building community bridges U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
QH76 .W754 2005 Working together: tools for helping imperiled wildlife on private lands U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
KF5698 .Z9 D36 2003 A desktop reference guide to collaborative, community-based planning United States. Bureau of Land Management
S914 .C645 2004 Cooperative conservation: success through partnerships United States. Dept. of the Interior
KF3775 .L34 2000 Laws influencing community-based conservation in Colorado and the American West: a primer University of Colorado, Boulder, Natural Resources Law Center
SD144 .A18 P76 NO.26 Wilderness in the circumpolar north: searching for compatibility in ecological, traditional, and ecotourism values Watson, Alan E.
QH75 .A1 N337 1994 Natural connections: perspectives in community-based conservation Western, David
S930 .W43 2005 Faces and places of cooperative conservation: profiles in citizen stewardship White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation (2005: Saint Louis, Mo.)
S930 .W65 2000 Making collaboration work: lessons from innovation in natural resource management Wondolleck, Julia Marie