Wilderness on the Edge: A History of Everglades National Park

by Robert W Blythe

Lower-resolution files for online reading/browsing:
Chapters 1-12, Preface, Table of contents
Chapters 13-28, Index, Bibliography, Appendices

High-resolution files for printing:
Table of contents
Chapter 1, The Everglades to the 1920s
Chapter 2Early Conservation Efforts in the Everglades
Chapter 3, The Movement for a National Park in the Everglades
Chapter 4The Long and Winding Road to Park Establishment
Chapter 5First a Wildlife Refuge, Then a National Park
Chapter 6Land Acquisition
Chapter 7Developing the Park
Chapter 8The Water Needs of a Wetland Park: From Establishment (1947) to Congress’s Water Guarantee (1970)
Chapter 9Water Issues, 1970 to 1992: The Rise of Environmentalism and the Path to the Restudy of the C&SF Project (1970)
Chapter 10Wilderness Values and Wilderness Designations
Chapter 11Park Science
Chapter 12Wildlife, Native Plants, and Endangered Species
Chapter 13Marine Fisheries, Fisheries Management, and Florida Bay
Chapter 14Control of Invasive Species and Native Pests
Chapter 15Wildland Fire
Chapter 16Hurricanes and Storms
Chapter 17Archeological and Historic Resources
Chapter 18Museum Collection, Library, and Records Management
Chapter 19Relationships with Cultural Communities
Chapter 20Interpretive and Educational Programs
Chapter 21Resource and Visitor Protection
Chapter 22Relationships with the Military
Chapter 23Concessions and Special Park Uses
Chapter 24Cooperating Associations, Friends Groups, Employee Groups, Volunteers, Youth Conservation Corps
Chapter 25Special Events
Chapter 26Organization, Budgets, Planning, Relationships with Other NPS Units
Chapter 27Park Designations and International Relationships
Chapter 28The Everglades Becomes a Test Case for Ecosystem Restoration: The Road to CERP

Commissioned by the National Park Service through its cooperative agreement with the Organization of American Historians