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Conservation amidst Concrete: Urban Natural Resource Management in Southeastern Wisconsin

Conservation amidst Concrete: Urban Natural Resource Management in Southeastern Wisconsin PERSPECTIVE Conservation amidst Concrete: Urban Natural Resource Management in Southeastern Wisconsin Brian Russart isconsin has a storied natural resource manage- wilderness that has been lost and is never to be found again. ment history. Thoughts of conservation natu- As a result of this philosophy, no small amount of financial Wrally flow toward the Sand Counties of Aldo and human resources has been dedicated to wilderness Leopold, Wisconsin native John Muir, the 75-year-old study in order to guide us in our restoration techniques. restored Curtis tallgrass prairie at the University of Wis- However, the amount of resources and research tied to consin–Arboretum, and State Legislator Gaylord Nelson, urban natural resource management, though expanding, the founder of Earth Day. Conservation may very well be is still limited. Research and development of new urban- in our water, but it is the small tributaries that help sustain specific management techniques is essential, because our the flow of the state’s great traditions of conservation. One collective impact on Earth is now global and the world’s of these new, small tributaries flows through Milwaukee population bases are becoming more and more urban. County, the state’s largest gathering of humanity and con- We are now in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Conservation amidst Concrete: Urban Natural Resource Management in Southeastern Wisconsin

Ecological Restoration , Volume 28 (4) – Dec 9, 2010

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University of Wisconsin Press
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Abstract

PERSPECTIVE Conservation amidst Concrete: Urban Natural Resource Management in Southeastern Wisconsin Brian Russart isconsin has a storied natural resource manage- wilderness that has been lost and is never to be found again. ment history. Thoughts of conservation natu- As a result of this philosophy, no small amount of financial Wrally flow toward the Sand Counties of Aldo and human resources has been dedicated to wilderness Leopold, Wisconsin native John Muir, the 75-year-old study in order to guide us in our restoration techniques. restored Curtis tallgrass prairie at the University of Wis- However, the amount of resources and research tied to consin–Arboretum, and State Legislator Gaylord Nelson, urban natural resource management, though expanding, the founder of Earth Day. Conservation may very well be is still limited. Research and development of new urban- in our water, but it is the small tributaries that help sustain specific management techniques is essential, because our the flow of the state’s great traditions of conservation. One collective impact on Earth is now global and the world’s of these new, small tributaries flows through Milwaukee population bases are becoming more and more urban. County, the state’s largest gathering of humanity and con- We are now in

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Dec 9, 2010

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