Integrated Environmental Management shows how to use integrated environmental management so that demands upon an ecosystem do not exceed its capacity to meet them, and the biological/ecological integrity is preserved.
Varieties of disciplines, professions, institutions and federal and state agencies are shown how to integrate their individual objectives in utilizing a natural resource so the beneficial uses of others are not impaired.
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Table of Contents
Introduction. The Need for Integrated Environmental Systems Management. Managing Environmental Risks: Ethical Plumb Lines. The Systems Approach to Environmental Assessment. Decision Analysis as a Tool in Integrated Environmental Management. Applied Ecology, Its Practice and Philosophy. Clean-Up of Contaminated Lands: How Clean is Clean Enough? The Savannah River Site as a National Environmental Research Park. A Strategy for the Long-Term Management of the Savannah River Site Lands. The Role of the Endangered Species Act in the Conservation of Biological Diversity: An Assessment. Endangered Species Protection - The Wood Stork Example. The Savannah River - Past, Present and Future. Impacts of Management Decisions on Environmental Issues of the Savannah River. The Savannah River System as a Microcosm of World Problems: Instructions to Conference Participants. Management of the Savannah River. Endangered Species Protection - The Wood Stork. Long-Term Management of the Savannah River Site Lands. Future Needs. Summary of Perspectives on Integrated Environmental Management. Appendix I. Appendix II.
"...insightful...thought-provoking...This book does an excellent job of involving the reader in the very beginning in a well described system and defines the many relevant and interrelated problems."