Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream: Establishing the Apostle Islands National…

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byHarold C. Jordahl, Annie L. Booth

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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a breathtakingly beautiful archipelago of twenty-two islands in Lake Superior, just off the tip of northern Wisconsin. For years, the national park has been a favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, but the remarkable story behind its creation is little known. In Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream, Harold Jordahl, one of the primary advocates for designating the islands as a national park, discloses the full story behind the effort to preserve their natural beauty for posterity. He describes in detail the political and bureaucratic complexities of the national lakeshore campaign, augmented by his own personal recollections and those of such prominent figures as Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson and President John F. Kennedy. Writing in collaboration with Annie Booth, Jordahl recounts how activists, legislators, media, local residents, and other players shaped the islands’ future establishment as a national park.

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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a breathtakingly beautiful archipelago of twenty-two islands in Lake Superior, just off the tip of northern Wisconsin. For years, the national park has been a favorite destination for tourists and locals alike, but the remarkable story behind its creation is little known. In Environmental Polit...

Harold Jordahl (1926–2010) was professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and former chair of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board. Annie Booth is associate professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:April 22, 2011Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299281949

ISBN - 13:9780299281946

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Table of Contents

Preface        

List of Abbreviations        

Introduction       

Part One: The National and State Context for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

1. The Apostle Islands in Historical Context        

2. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Political Context: State and Federal Initiatives        

3. A New Era in Wisconsin: Gaylord A. Nelson and Conservation        

Part Two: Establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

4. The 1960s Road to a Lakeshore: The Decade of Planning, Bureaucratic Obfuscation, and Politics

5. The Blow Up—Or Do We Have a Lakeshore?        

6. Long Island at Last        

Part Three: Issues and Policy Studies

7. Planning the Lakeshore        

8. The Role of Politics in Establishing the Lakeshore        

9. The Sellers of Dreams: The Role of The Media in Supporting the Lakeshore       

10. The Local Citizens and the Lakeshore       

11. The State and the Apostle Islands        

12. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Native Americans        

Part Four: Conclusions

13. Reflections        

Appendix One: A Chronology of Significant Events Regarding the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Appendix Two: Identification of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Participants        

Appendix Three: Bills on the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore        

Notes        

Index

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 “Political scientists, natural resource managers, and environmental historians are among those who will find the book most helpful.”—Minnesota History