Introduction

  • Robert G. Bailey

Abstract

Environmental problems are best addressed in the context of geographic areas defined by natural features rather than by political or administrative boundaries. For example, the state of Colorado in the western United States is neatly and abruptly divided into two areas with dramatically different ecological, climatological, and land-use characteristics: the eastern plains and western mountains. Furthermore, both areas extend beyond Colorado’s borders.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Bailey
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  1. 1.Ecosystem ManagementUSDA Forest ServiceFort CollinsUSA

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