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America's Private Land, A Geography of Hope

Explore the State of Our Land! America's Private Land, A Geography of Hope tells the story of America's private, nonurban land. Private land is America's working land. It produces food and fiber, and much, much more: It also produces clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, healthy and productive soil, and scenic landscapes. But this story is more than a national report card on the state of our Nation's natural resources; it will help the reader learn to think about land (soil, water, air, plants, and animals) in a different way. A Geography of Hope is a call to action, a call to renew our national commitment to America's private land and private landowners. The Nation will never achieve its goals for conservation and environmental quality if farmers and ranchers and all other private landowners are not engaged in a cooperative effort to use the land according to its capabilities. You'll get the facts and figures on natural resources from A Geography of Hope, all woven into a framework of land stewardship and a vision for natural resource management in the 21st century.

America's Private Land, A Geography of Hope is available here for download as a 3-file set in Acrobat PDF format:

These documents require Adobe Acrobat.

Geography of Hope Part 1 (PDF; 1024 KB)
Geography of Hope Part 2 (PDF; 880 KB)
Geography of Hope Part 3 (PDF; 992 KB)


Printed copies of America's Private Land, A Geography of Hope may be ordered from the Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents:

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