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By Lynne Heasley

ISBN-10: 0299213900

ISBN-13: 9780299213909

A Thousand items of Paradise is an ecological heritage of estate and a cultural heritage of rural ecosystems set in a single of Wisconsin’s most renowned areas, the Kickapoo Valley. whereas analyzing the nationwide battle on soil erosion within the Nineteen Thirties, a arguable genuine property improvement scheme, Amish land cost, a U.S. military Corps of Engineers dam undertaking, and local American efforts to claim longstanding land claims, Lynne Heasley strains the ancient improvement of contemporary American estate debates inside ever-more-diverse rural landscapes and cultures. Heasley argues that the best way public discourse has framed environmental debates hides the complete form our method of estate has taken in rural groups and landscapes. She exhibits how democratic and fluid visions of property—based on group relationships—have coexisted along individualistic visions of estate rights. during this environmental biography of a panorama and its humans lie robust classes for rural groups trying to comprehend and reconcile competing values approximately land and their position in it.

Published in organization with the guts for American areas, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Staunton, Virginia.

“So a lot for cookie-cutter stereotypes of the agricultural Midwest! . . . hugely recommended.”—Choice

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61 The conservation district became the third institutional framework for soil conservation, after the Soil Conservation Service and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. The conservation district would put individual landowners under close though sympathetic scrutiny from county and town governments. It would make landowners more responsible for the environmental consequences of their land use choices. 62 Chapter 92, as it is still known, made districts special-purpose local units of state government, and formally linked them to general-purpose county units of state government.

Contour strips provided a visual marker of the progress. By some measures the Soil Bank advanced the same objectives. Farmers curtailed their overall agricultural output. 88 As for soil conservation, many working farms became fallow farms in waiting. 89 Many of these new landowners would find soil conservation programs irrelevant. While the Soil Bank had achieved some of its aims, the Soil Bank also failed, not because it ended, but because it helped eliminate its own clientele. 2 A Midwestern Ranch Bulldozers roared, woodlots were dozed into ditches, buildings were smashed and burned and soon scores of the small family farms were gone forever.

Earlier policies had indeed changed patterns of land use. The Soil Bank, however, would change patterns of land ownership. The Soil Bank set the stage for a great demographic shift upon its end in 1965. Returning to the paradox that began this chapter: land ownership between 1955 and 1965 was stable by comparison with the dramatic increase in land turnover after 1965. In light of the Soil Bank, the two periods now make sense. A 1961 study of the program for all of Wisconsin observed precisely this decrease of land turnover after 1956.

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