Wildlife Sanctuaries and the Audubon Society: Places to Hide and Seek

Paperback | January 1, 2000

byJohn M. Frosty AndersonForeword byDonal C. , Jr. OBrien

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National Audubon Society sanctuaries across the United States preserve the unique combinations of plants, climates, soils, and water that endangered birds and other animals require to survive. Their success stories include the recovery of the common and snowy egrets, wood storks, Everglade kites, puffins, and sandhill cranes, to name only a few.

In this book, Frosty Anderson describes the development of fifteen NAS sanctuaries from Maine to California and from the Texas coast to North Dakota. Drawn from the newsletter "Places to Hide and Seek," which he edited during his tenure as Director/Vice President of the Wildlife Sanctuary Department of the NAS, these profiles offer a personal, often humorous look at the daily and longer-term activities involved in protecting bird habitats. Collectively, they record an era in conservation history in which ordinary people, without benefit of Ph.Ds, became stewards of the habitats in which they had lived all their lives. It's a story worth preserving, and it's entertainingly told here by the man who knows it best.

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National Audubon Society sanctuaries across the United States preserve the unique combinations of plants, climates, soils, and water that endangered birds and other animals require to survive. Their success stories include the recovery of the common and snowy egrets, wood storks, Everglade kites, puffins, and sandhill cranes, to name o...

The late John M. "Frosty" Anderson retired from the National Audubon Society in 1987, after a twenty-one-year career.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292704992

ISBN - 13:9780292704992

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Foreword by Donal C. O'Brien Jr. Introduction: Places to Hide and Seek1. Paul J. Rainey Sanctuary, Abbeville, Louisiana2. Green Island Sanctuary, Rio Hondo, Texas3. Lillian Annette Rowe Sanctuary, Gibbon, Nebraska4. Maine Coastal Islands Sanctuary, Medomak, Maine5. Vingt-et-une Sanctuary, Smith Point, Texas6. Emily Winthrop Miles Sanctuary, Sharon, Connecticut7. Sydnes Island Sanctuary, Bridge City, Texas8. Constitution Island Marsh Sanctuary, Garrison, New York9. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, Florida10. Lake Okeechobee Sanctuary, Okeechobee, Florida11. Sabal Palm Grove Sanctuary, Brownsville, Texas12. Starr Ranch Sanctuary, Trabuco Canyon, California13. Edward Brigham Alkali Lake Sanctuary, Jamestown, North Dakota14. Francis Beidler Forest Sanctuary, Harleyville, South Carolina15. Tampa Bay Sanctuaries, Tampa, Florida ConclusionIndex