A Symbol of Wilderness: Echo Park and the American Conservation Movement (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics)
By: Mark Harvey (author), William Cronon (foreword_author)Paperback
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Harvey details the first major clash between conservationists and developers after World War II, the successful fight to prevent the building of Echo Park Dam. The dam on the Green River was intended to create a recreational lake in northwest Colorado and generate hydroelectric power, but would have flooded picturesque Echo Park Valley and threatened Dinosaur National Monument, straddling the Utah-Colorado border near Wyoming.
Mark W. T. Harvey is associate professor of history at North Dakota State University in Fargo.
Foreword by William CrononPrefaceAcknowledgmentsThe Peculiar Past of a National MonumentThe Seeds of ControversyPrimeval Parks and the Wilderness Movement"A Mere Millpond"Searching for an Alternate SiteWilderness for a New GenerationThe Great Evaporation ControversyThe Politics of Preservation A Symbol of WildernessTriumph of the Park SystemEpilogueNotesBibliographyIndex
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