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The Professional Practice of Environmental Management

This series is dedicated to serving the growing community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the principles and applications of environ- mental management. Each volume is a thorough treatment of a specific topic of importance for proper management practices. A fundamental ob- jective of these books is to help the reader discern and implement man's stewardship of our environment and the world's renewable resources. For we must strive to understand the relationship between man and nature, act to bring harmony to it, and nurture an environment that is both stable and productive. These objectives have often eluded us because the pursuit of other in- dividual and societal goals has diverted us from a course of living in balance with the environment. At times, therefore, the environmental manager may have to exert restrictive control, which is usually best applied to man, not nature. Attempts to alter or harness nature have often failed or backfired, as exemplified by the results of imprudent use of herbicides, fertilizers, water, and other agents. Each book in this series will shed light on the fundamental and applied aspects of environmental management. It is hoped that each will help solve a practical and serious environmental problem.
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1. Introduction: The New Profession of Environmental Management.- Justification for This New Profession in Industrialized Countries.- Justification for This New Profession in Canada.- Justification for This New Profession in the United States.- Justification for This New Profession in Developing Nations.- Definitions of Titles Used in the Environmental Field.- Professional Integration and Interaction.- Distinction Between the Ecologist and the Environmental Manager.- Distinctions Between the Environmental Manager and the Agrologist, Forester, Wildlife Manager, and Physical Geographer.- Distinctions Between the Environmental Manager and the Environmental Engineer, Landscape Architect, Environmental Planner, and Environmental Lawyer.- Organization of This Book.- 2. Philosophical, Ethical, and Technical Principles for Environmental Management.- Philosophical Principles.- Moral and Ethical Perspectives.- Technical Principles for Environmental Management.- 3. The Conceptual Basis for Environmental Management.- Definition of Environment.- Definition of Ecosystem.- Landscape Classification and Scale.- Landscape Evolution.- Ecoplanning Phase.- Urban and Regional Development Mode.- New-Facility Mode.- Old-Facility Decommissioning Mode.- Environmental Protection Phase.- Government Policy Formulation Mode.- Urban and Regional Government Mode.- Corporate Facility Operation Mode.- Comparison of Ecoplanning and Protection Approaches.- Conceptual Anomalies and Research Needs.- 4. Organization and Development of a Private Practice in Environmental Management.- Various Discipline Backgrounds of Principals in the Firm.- Legal Arrangements.- Scope of Services Between an Environmental Science-Based Firm and Other Professional Firms.- Discipline Linkages Between Environmental Sciences and Social Sciences.- Critical Path Analysis and Achieving Integration of Disciplines.- The Role of the Communications Specialist.- Regional Aspects of Environmental Management Practice.- The Environmental Impact Statement as It Relates to Environmental Practice.- 5. Operation of an Environmental Management Practice.- Contacting Clients.- Preparing Proposals.- Organizing the Team Effort and Project Management.- Determining the Appropriate Methodology and Scale of Detail.- Soil and Topographic Surveys.- Vegetation Mapping Surveys.- Wildlife Survey Level of Detail.- Fisheries Surveys.- Water Quality Surveys.- Valley Land Surveys.- Timing and Seasonal Aspects of Field Surveys.- Phasing of the Work.- Social Science Surveys.- Ensuring Confidentiality.- Ensuring Credibility.- Legal Liability.- Preparing for Public and Judicial Hearings.- Establishing Fees.- Determining Cash Flow.- 6. Report Preparation and Presentation.- Expanded Role of the Communications Specialist.- Timing.- Text Organization.- Graphics for Reports.- Graphics for Public Presentation.- Report Production.- Costs of Report Preparation.- Costs of Report Presentation to Hearings and Public Presentations.- 7. Savings from and Costs of Environmental Management.- Costs and Savings-Conceptual Issues.- Corporate Facility Operation Mode.- Examples of Potential Savings Derived from Specific Ecoplanning Studies.- New-Facility Development Mode.- New Town Planning in Ontario: Erin Mills and Townsend.- Examples of Costs and Savings from Environmental Protection Activities.- Cost and Benefits for the Urban and Regional Operation Mode.- Costs and Benefits for New-Facility Development Mode.- Costs and Benefits for Facility Operation Mode.- Costs and Benefits for Old-Facility Decommissioning Mode.- Summary of Costs and Benefits of Ecosystem Analysis.- Cost of Ecoplanning Analysis as a Proportion of Total Planning Costs.- Costs of Ecoplanning and Protection as a Proportion of Total Construction Costs.- Technical Information Agreement.- 8. Professionalization: Reality and Prospects.- Education and Training for the Environmental Management Professional.- The Market for Environmental Management Expertise.- The Next 15 Years-Planning the Unfinished Landscape.- Afterword by Lawrence Haworth.- Appendix: Developing a Professional Association-The Ontario Society for Environmental Management.

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