By Steve Nash
The mountain chain referred to as the Blue Ridge strains 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 freeway, seven nationwide forests, various federal desolate tract parts and kingdom parks, and components of the Appalachian path. it's the greatest focus of public lands east of the Mississippi and residential to an impressive variety of plant and animal lifestyles. yet because the so much wide usual zone within the more and more populous Southeast, the Blue Ridge atmosphere faces particular demanding situations within the subsequent decades.Drawing on clinical learn in various disciplines, journalist Steve Nash presents a transparent and evenhanded creation to a couple of the main hotly disputed environmental concerns dealing with the Blue Ridge, together with the invasion of unique vegetation and bugs, the explosive development of suburban-style groups in traditional 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 destiny.
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Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner's Manual by Steve Nash