Federal Public Lands & Natural Resources (LAW-686-001)
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This course examines all of the major legal sources and authority for ownership and management of the U.S. public land system, which includes national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, offshore coastal areas, defense lands and others. Given that roughly one-third of the United States is owned by the federal government, the use and stewardship of these lands and waters raise important and unique policy questions pertaining to wildlife and natural resource conservation, oil and gas drilling, mineral and timber extraction, recreation and tourism, various forms of public access and relationships with other federal and state laws. Today's political climate makes these legal issues both timely and poignant.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Coggins, Wilkinson, Leshy, and Fischman's Federal Public Land And Resources Law, 7th ISBN-13: 978-1609303464
First Class Readings
First Class Reading Coggins, Wilkinson, Leshy and Fischman, FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND AND RESOURCES LAW (Foundation Press, 2014 edition). Text, pp, 1-58.
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