Conservation and the Law: A Dictionaryby Debra Donahue
Conservation law deals with the protection and use of common resources, as air and water, as well as privately or publicly owned natural resources, including minerals, forests, soil, and wilderness, within a legal framework consisting of state, federal, tribal, and international law. Conservation and the Law: A Dictionary focuses primarily on the conservation of natural resources on U.S. federal public lands and secondarily on the conservation of private lands and resources. Surveying the principal federal conservation systems and their respective laws, the book covers topics such as national forests, Bureau of Land Management lands, national parks and monuments, wilderness areas, and national wildlife refuges. The book also addresses the principal federal constitutional doctrines, Statutes, regulations, and judicial opinions, as well as selected state laws Law students, law librarians, lawyers, environmental consulting firms, conservation organizations, and anyone looking for authoritative, up-to-date information on this important topic will find it in this volume.
Meet the Author
Debra L. Donahue is associate professor of law at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
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