Adopting the New Forest Guardian in America: The ‘No Trespassing’ Sign

Pao Vue, Ph.D. student in UW-Madison’s Department of Geography, will talk about “Adopting the New Forest Guardian in America: The ‘No Trespassing’ Sign” from 3:30-4:30pm on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in UC275A. It’s the last Southeast Asian Heritage Lecture for 2015-16!

An interesting article about how U.S. laws regarding control and conservation of forest resources was affected by the railroads is available in the LexisNexis Academic database: “No trespassing: Railroad land grants, the right of exclusion, and the origins of federal forest conservation” (North Dakota Law Review, 2014, vol.90, pp.87-427). You also can see an issue of CQ Researcher that talks about “Managing public lands” (November 4, 2011, vol.21:no.39).

Forest trespass (logging theft) has been in the news within the last few of years in Thailand, e.g., “Thailand: Forest Department seizes trespassed forest lands in Kanchanaburi” (Asia News Monitor, 2016: February 03), “Thailand: Illegal logging reported in Yala forest reserve” (Asia News Monitor, 2014: September 15), and also a temporary prohibition of entering the forests as haze prevention from burning activities was reported in “Thailand: Chiang mai to strictly prohibit forest trespassing” (Asia News Monitor, 2015: Mar 20).

The book The Economics of the Tropical Timber Trade talks about land use policy and discusses how such policy is complex, “designed to meet a mix of economic, political and social objectives” (p.64). This book is available to UWW students and staff from other UW campus libraries via a free UW Request (requested items arrive in 2-5 weekdays), or use a limited preview via Google Books.

Another book available via UW Request or limited preview via Google Books is Environmental philosophy in Asian traditions of thought, which has sections on “environmental philosophy from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese traditions of thought.”

Ask a librarian (visit the Reference Desk, call 262.472.1032, or choose to email or chat) for assistance with finding additional materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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