Administrative History

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION

A Weird and Beautiful Place
Purpose of Report and Methods

Chapter 2
SETTING AND SIGNIFICANCE

Location
Purpose
Geologic Significance
Resources

Chapter 3
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Settlement and Shifting Perceptions
Monument Movement
Robert W. Limbert's Vision for Craters of the Moon
First Call for a National Park
Local, State, and Federal Support
Civic Groups and Boosters
Congressional Support
Role of the National Park Service and Other Agencies

Chapter 4
LAND ISSUES AND LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

The Northern Unit
1928 Addition
1930 Withdrawal
1931 Exchange Bill
1936 Deletion
Boundary Adjustments
Martin Mine--Last of the Private Land
Other Land Issues
1941 Highway Cession
1952 School Lands Condemnation
1962 Carey Kipuka Addition
1970 Wilderness Designation
Park versus Monument

Chapter 5
ADMINISTRATIVE EVOLUTION

Overview of NPS History and National Monuments
Overview of Craters of the Moon's Administration
Early Years
The New Deal
The War Years
The Superintendents and the Postwar Era
Mission 66
Post-Mission 66 Era

Chapter 6
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Overview of NPS Trends in Resource Management
Resource Management at Craters of the Moon
Program Development
Natural Resource Management
Geologic Resources
Setting Guidelines
Site-specific Discussion--Frontcountry Features
Vegetation
Grazing
Control of Exotic Species
Fire Ecology and Management
Carey Kipuka
Wildlife Management
Program Development
Law Enforcement and Hunting
Reintroduction of Extirpated Species
Water Resources
Ice and Waterholes
Administrative Supply
Air Quality Management
Program Development
Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
External Threats--Some Past and Present Concerns
Cultural Resource Management

Chapter 7
RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Skiing
Wilderness/Backcountry Management
Windshield Tourists

Chapter 8
INTERPRETATION

Overview of Interpretation at Craters of the Moon
The Program: Personal and Nonpersonal Services

Chapter 9
DEVELOPMENTS

Overview of NPS Development Trends
The Compact Monument: A Development Overview
The Physical Plant
Roads
Trails
Buildings and Visitor Facilities

Chapter 10
CONCESSIONS

Concessions: A Short History
Guide Services
Crater Inn: Hard Luck Business and Forgotten Rustic
The Blizzard Mountain Junction: Testing the Policy

Chapter 11
CONCLUSION

ENDNOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDICES

A. Chronology of Key Events
B. Copies of Key Legislation
C. Key Personnel
D. Visitation Figures

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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