Where roads will never reach : wilderness and its visionaries in the Northern Rockies / Frederick H. Swanson.

Swanson, Frederick H. (Frederick Harold), 1952- [Browse]
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2015]
ix, 367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm


Summary note
"Areas of the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana are some of the most important remaining examples of American wilderness. These areas have been preserved because of citizens who stood against private and government plans to build roads and dams for timber and hydropower projects and to diminish wildlife habitat. Where Roads Will Never Reach tells the stories of hunters, anglers, outfitters, scientists, and other concerned citizens who devoted themselves to protecting remnant wild lands and ecosystems in the northern Rockies. Beginning in the 1940s and 1950s, as encroaching roads, dams, and clearcuts degraded habitat for native trout, salmon, grizzly bears, and other mammals large and small, these alarmed men and women took action. Environmental historian Frederick Swanson argues that their heartfelt, eloquent message on behalf of wild creatures and the places they live helped boost the American wilderness movement to its current prominence"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction
  • Prologue
  • The blueprint for our folly
  • Selway Wilderness
  • The "Bob" besieged
  • The battle of Bunker Creek
  • Idaho's lifeblood
  • Partitioning Eden
  • A book and its cover
  • Wild river
  • Full use and development
  • The storekeeper and the Kleinschmidt hoss
  • Rumblings along the Magruder Road
  • The green of our forests
  • The hush of the land
  • One powerful senator
  • Wilderness made rational
  • The organization of spirited people
  • Lee Metcalf and the politics of preservation
  • Timber and the mountain fortress
  • Rare redone
  • Negotiating a wilderness
  • Mountains and rivers without end
  • Watershed moments
  • The last wilderness
  • Deadlock
  • Visions of the wild Rockies
  • Afterword.
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  • 9781607814030 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 160781403X (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 9781607814047 (paperback : alkaline paper)
  • 1607814048 (paperback : alkaline paper)
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