Natural Resources Law, 3d ed.

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Sturm College of Law


Public lands, Wildlife law, Preservation, Timber


This casebook covers the laws in place that facilitate traditional commodity resource USE – resources valuable for rangeland; timber; water, minerals and energy resources. In addition, it considers the role government plays in PROTECTING resources for – wildlife; recreation; conservation, and preservation. It also includes chapters on (1) the economic aspects of resources law, (2) the history of changing natural resources policy and the evolution of public land law, and (3) the laws requiring environmental assessments prior to government decisions about natural resources. It relies on cases, statutes, regulations, newspaper articles, law review articles, and extensive visuals to address the federal, state, and private dimensions of natural resources law. And it encompasses the many Trump - administration changes in natural resources policy that have occurred since 2016.

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