Download e-book for kindle: Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner's Manual by Steve Nash

By Steve Nash

The mountain chain often called the Blue Ridge lines a 550-mile arc via Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. alongside the best way, it encompasses Shenandoah nationwide Park, nice Smoky Mountains nationwide Park, the Blue Ridge limited-access highway, seven nationwide forests, a number of federal barren region components and nation parks, and elements of the Appalachian path. it's the biggest focus of public lands east of the Mississippi and residential to an impressive range of plant and animal existence. yet because the so much broad common quarter within the more and more populous Southeast, the Blue Ridge surroundings faces special demanding situations within the subsequent many years.
Drawing on clinical study in numerous disciplines, journalist Steve Nash offers a transparent and evenhanded creation to a couple of the main hotly disputed environmental matters dealing with the Blue Ridge, together with the invasion of unique vegetation and bugs, the explosive development of suburban-style groups in average parts, worsening air and water toxins, and the erratic administration of nationwide forests. Informative and hugely readable, Blue Ridge 2020 takes a troublesome examine what's in danger in those mountains and what we--as the "owners" of the general public lands--must do if we intend to maintain their future.

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