Critical evaluation and discussion of published research in the broad field of forest resources. Topics and requirements vary. Offered: AWSp.
PUBLIC LAND LAW AND POLICY
This 3 credit course will cover the history of federal public land law, including grants of public land to private interests and the creation of the management regimes for the lands that are still publicly owned. The course will cover aspects of the legal rules that govern public timber, grazing, wilderness, and wildlife resources, in addition to foundations of policy formation and implementation. The course will cover such matters as the public trust doctrine and provide a context for understanding current disputes about use of public lands and resources. Finally, the course will pay particular attention to federal land and resource management agencies, and the managers in those agencies who are responsible for implementing public land laws. Within the context of public land law, we will explore issues related to the political, administrative and technical feasibility of a variety of policy choices.
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