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Terrestrial ecosystems [Chapter 4]

Posted date: May 29, 2015
Publication Year: 
1998
Authors: Schoettle, Anna W.; Moir, William
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Haddow, Dennis; Musselman, Robert; Blett, Tamara; Fisher, Richard, tech. coords. Guidelines for evaluating air pollution impacts on wilderness within the Rocky Mountain Region: Report of a workshop, 1990. Gen Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-4. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 19-26.
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Abstract

The majority of Class I wilderness areas in Region 2 is high-elevation wilderness. Management of these areas is also regulated by the Wilderness Act of 1964, which states that these areas should be managed such that humans cause little if any impact. When considered in concert with the Clean Air Act, this implies that an adverse impact in a wilderness area is any unnatural change, regardless of whether it may be perceived by humans as positive or negative. With this in mind, the Terrestrial Ecosystems Group proceeded to identify sensitive receptors and LACs in support of our efforts to protect AQRVs.

Citation

Schoettle, Anna; Moir, William. 1998. Terrestrial ecosystems [Chapter 4]. In: Haddow, Dennis; Musselman, Robert; Blett, Tamara; Fisher, Richard, tech. coords. Guidelines for evaluating air pollution impacts on wilderness within the Rocky Mountain Region: Report of a workshop, 1990. Gen Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-4. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 19-26.