A new system of property management is needed if the nation’s tidelands are to be saved, says the author of this discussion of the values of— and threat to — “the low,drowned country where fresh waters merge with salt.”She makes a strong case for passage of H.R. 25, a bill sponsored by Michigan Representative John D. Dingell and scheduled to come before the House of Representatives this month. Mrs. Redford is active in Miami’s Tropical Audubon Society, and her husband is president of the Florida Izaak Walton League. Her next book. CHRISTMAS BOWER,will be published by Dutton in September.
POLLY REDFORD, a well-trained observer of wildlife, is haunted by the thought that the bald eagle, our national emblem, is dying out. Next to Alaska, Florida is the state with the most bald eagles, and there, with the assistance of Dr. William B. Robertson, park biologist at the Everglades Park, and Alexander Sprunt IV, director of research for the National Audubon Society, she compiled this serious warning. Her text forms part of her new book, RACCOONS AND EAGLES, just published by Dutton.