By Charles F. Wilkinson

In Crossing the following Meridian, Charles F. Wilkinson, knowledgeable on federal public lands, local American concerns, and the West's arcane water legislation explains a number of the center difficulties dealing with the yankee West now and within the future years. He examines the outdated rules that pervade land use and source allocation and argues that major reform of Western legislation is required to wrestle desertification and environmental decline, and to heal splintered groups. Interweaving felony background with examples of present-day results of the legislation, either meant and accidental, Wilkinson lines the origins and improvement of the legislation and rules that govern mining, ranching, forestry, and water use. He relates tales of Westerners who face those matters on a day by day foundation, and discusses what can and may be performed to deliver executive guidelines in accordance with the truth of twentieth-century American life.

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