Essays Tagged: "million acres"

Management of the BLM's Public Land System

blic Lands System The government has control of over one-third of the nation's land, and 398 millionacres of that is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM 6). This land hold awide di ... s resources are important to the AmericanEconomy. For instance, during the 1985-1986 season, over 5 million hunter use daysoccurred, with hunters spending an estimated $145,000,000. As for fishing the ...

(15 pages) 155 0 4.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Citizen Participation and the Roadless Areas Initiative (This may also fall under 'Forestry')

as the Roadless Areas Initiative, it restricts road building and development in approximately 58.5 million acres of inventoried United States Forest Service (USFS) roadless areas, roughly one third o ... nds. Before the Roadless Rule was issued, the Forest Service held a public comment period where 1.6 million comments were received. The final rule, signed on January 5, 2001, prohibits new road constr ...

(6 pages) 114 0 4.2 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

Rainforest

In the last 50 years, rainforests have declined at a terrifying speed of 150 acres per minute or 75 million acres per year (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html). People must open their eyes ... orld, however, 90 percent of them are concentrated into fifteen countries, each containing over ten million hectares. Tropical rainforests receive 160 to 400 inches of rain each year. Although these d ...

(8 pages) 134 0 4.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Management of the Bureao of Land Management's (BLM) Public Land System

BLM's Public Lands SystemThe government has control of over one-third of the nation's land, and 398 millionacres of that is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM 6). This land hold awide di ... s resources are important to the AmericanEconomy. For instance, during the 1985-1986 season, over 5 million hunter use daysoccurred, with hunters spending an estimated $145,000,000. As for fishing the ...

(15 pages) 131 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Oil drilling in the arctic.

cated within the Arctic Circle in the Northeast corner of Alaska. It covers 19.8 total acres; eight million acres of ANWR was designated for wilderness, and 1.5 million acres were selected for review ...

(3 pages) 128 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

What is the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)?

wn as the second largest in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The ANWR covers approximately 19.6 million acres of land in northeast Alaska. It is also a home to many animals and species that depend ...

(5 pages) 101 0 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Bureau of Land Management

at the BLM needs to solve.The government has control of over one third of the nation's land and 398 million acres is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM 1999: 6). This land holds a wide v ... resources are important to the American Economy. For instance, during the 1995-1996 season, over 5 million hunters use days occurred, with hunters spending an estimated $145,000,000. As for fishing t ...

(7 pages) 48 0 2.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Growing Question of Oil Exploration in ANWR

The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 established the 19 million-acres of what is now called the Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) (fig. 3). In this orig ... original act, Congress decided to hold off on making a decision on how to manage the one and a half million-acre coastal plain due to the area's potentially enormous oil and gas resources and its impo ... s from the present twenty-seven and a half miles per gallon to forty MPG would reduce demand by two million barrels a day by the year 2005. But oil companies argue that if a discovery was made soon, s ...

(6 pages) 88 0 2.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Theodore Roosevelt - One of the greatest American presidents

rst 4 National Game Preserves, and the first 21 Reclamation Projects, which altogether provided 230 million acres that were federally protected. Aside from his conservation efforts, he began the Panam ... War and thereby won the Nobel Peace Prize; he preached a "Square Deal" for all Americans, enabling millions to earn a living wage; he built up the Navy as the "Big Stick," thus establishing America a ...

(1 pages) 50 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Hurricanes and their effects on Louisiana: a paper about coastal erosion on the coasts of Louisiana

per and central Midwest , and on October 8, 1871, the Peshtigo, Wisconsin forest fire destroyed 1.2 million acres of timberland and left 1,182 people dead , and in 1883 the Krakatoa Volcano erupted se ...

(5 pages) 71 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

This is an essay on Goler Wash and many areas nearby

l Park status on October 31, 1994, by the Desert Protection act, within its boundaries are some 3.4 million acres of canyons, sand dunes, salt flats, waterfalls, hot springs, 11,000 foot mountains,str ... limb up, or take trail up to Little Hebe crater.SCOTTY'S CASTLE Built from 1925 until 1931, this $2 million Moorish "Castle" is one of the most unique homes in all of California, and certainly rests i ...

(22 pages) 82 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Future of Rainforests

e in a lot of danger of becoming extinct. According to the National Academy of Science, at least 50 million acres a year are lost, an area the size of England, Wales and Scotland combined. (http://www ... Records from fossils show that the rainforests of South East Asia have existed for around 70 to 100 million years. Most primary rainforests are located around the equator and between the tropic of Cap ...

(1 pages) 26 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Oil Drilling Should Not Be Allowed in the Artic National Wildlife Reserve

most pristine wildernesses.On March 16, 2005 Senate voted 51 to 49 in favor of opening the nineteen million acres of the Artic National Wildlife Reserve, also known as ANWR, for oil drilling (Kenworth ... l Wildlife Reserve, also known as ANWR, for oil drilling (Kenworthy & Watson). ANWR is nineteen million acres located in the northern part of Alaska. They plan to drill 1.5 million acres of the co ...

(5 pages) 62 0 4.2 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Deforestation in Cuba.

inistry officials inCuba revealed that the Castro government, in the last for decades, had sown 1.24million acres of trees, of which were mainly derived from the mountainous zones of theSierra Maestra ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.8 Nov/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Oil Politics vs. Nature.

and was further expanded in 1980. The Arctic Refuge is a wildlife reservation that expands over 20 million acres of land. It is also the home to many different types of species. Its preservation ensu ... e home for nearly 200 wildlife species, including polar bears, musk oxen and caribou. Every summer, millions of tundra swans, snowy owls, eider ducks and other birds migrate there to nest, molt and fe ...

(5 pages) 78 0 4.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Spotted Owls, Loggers, and Old-Growth Forests

rights to cut down trees to loggers. This logging reduced the amount of old growth forests from 94 million acres to 30 million acres and reduced the number of breeding pairs of Spotted Owls to about ... Prineville, Oregon closed.In 1994, the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) allowed logging in 80% of a 24 million area.. NWFP allowed 1.2 billion board feet to be harvested from old growth forests per year ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway and evrything to do with it.

gland. This group was under British Canadian control and the offers were reasonable. The CPR had 25 million acres of fertile western land, near to the rail line and also received 25 million dollars fr ...

(3 pages) 30 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

The Great Flood of 1927, longer version

people were homeless. 246 flood-related deaths were reported. Property damage was estimated at 350 million dollars. The flooding occurred from April until June. The disaster caused more than a thousa ... occurred from April until June. The disaster caused more than a thousand deaths and forced almost a million people from their homes. More than five million acres of farmland were ruined.Many people le ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Fires In Montanq

ed their precious summer revenue go up in smoke.So far this year some 73,000 blazes have burned 6.3 million acres 2 million in Montana and Idaho alone. States like Oregon, Washington, and California a ... beyond $10 billion. Montana Gov. Marc Racicot said business losses might be averaging as much as $3 million a day in his state alone. The companies' hit the hardest will be those that rely on the land ...

(2 pages) 269 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Opening ANWR

a mere fraction of the wilderness that is located on the northern Coastal Plain. The remaining 17.5 million acres would remain closed for any sort of exploration. As the oil companies have developed m ... ing oil from the frozen Alaskan ground? Hundreds of jobs would be immediately created, thus putting millions back into our hesitant economy. Depending on how the Coastal Plain region is developed, how ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers