About the authors: J. Sanford Rikoon is Associate Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has published widely on environmental and rural issues in the Midwest and Eastern Europe. Rikoon’s previous books include Threshing i
2000 0-7734-7758-6 This volume contributes to two primary contemporary scholarships – studies analyzing citizen opposition to mainstream environmental agendas, and research on the role of local communities and citizens in processes of implementing public environmental projects. It melds these interests through a study of a failed attempt by federal and state agencies to establish the Ozark Highlands Man and the Biosphere Reserve in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.