Format:
Book
Author:
Shumaker, Heather, author.
Title:
Saving Arcadia : a story of conservation and community in the Great Lakes / Heather Shumaker.
Publisher, Date:
Detroit, Michigan : Painted Turtle Books, an imprint of Wayne State University Press, [2017]
Description:
xiii, 285 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 23 cm
Summary:
This is the story of a small band of determined townspeople and how far they went to save beloved land and endangered species from the grip of a powerful corporation in the Arcadia Dunes. This is a narrative with roots as deep as the trees the community is trying to save, something set in motion before the author was even born. And yet, Shumaker gives a human face to the changing nature of land conservation in the twenty-first century. The result is a triumph of community that includes working farms, local businesses, summer visitors, year-round residents, and a network of land stewards. A work of creative nonfiction, Saving Arcadia is the adventurous tale of everyday people fighting to reclaim the land that has been in their family for generations. It explores ideas about nature and community, and anyone from scholars of ecology and conservation biology to readers of naturalist writing can gain from Arcadia's story.
Subjects:
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.
Sand dunes -- Michigan.
Nature conservation -- Great Lakes (North America) -- Case studies.
Wildlife conservation -- Great Lakes (North America) -- Case studies.
Ecosystem management -- Great Lakes (North America) -- Case studies.
Notes:
"A Painted Turtle book"
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-284).
Contents:
Prologue: 1998 -- Part I. Beginnings: 1969-1989 -- Dry Hill -- Interlude -- Innkeepers -- Part II. Dune giants: 1991-2003 -- Trailblazing -- Dune dreams -- Talking to giants -- Dune diligence -- Beach walks and brick walls -- Waking the giant -- Dune flowers -- Part III. Coastal campaign: 2003-2005 -- Watervale and Crystal Downs -- Arcadia -- August -- Sand bag -- Lansing -- Heartbreak Hill -- Part IV. More beginnings: 2005-2009 -- Commencement -- Aftermath -- The church at Putney Corners -- Letting go -- Heart and soul -- Epilogue: 2015.
LCCN:
2016959427
ISBN:
9780814342046
0814342043
Other Number:
957745154
System Availability:
2
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
2
Control Number:
1308061
Call Number:
333.9516 S562S 2017
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
2
# System items in:
2