The Federal Lands Revisited

The Federal Lands Revisited

by Marion Clawson
     
 

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In this volume, Clawson presents a comprehensive overview of the federally owned lands in the United States. Their historic and present uses are reviewed, along with current policy issues and major alternatives for their future use and management. The commodity, environmental, and amenity values of these lands are considered carefully, with specific reference to

Overview

In this volume, Clawson presents a comprehensive overview of the federally owned lands in the United States. Their historic and present uses are reviewed, along with current policy issues and major alternatives for their future use and management. The commodity, environmental, and amenity values of these lands are considered carefully, with specific reference to grazing, forestry, minerals extraction, oil and gas production, wildlife and wilderness preservatio, watershed protection, and recreation.

As a former director of the Bureau of Land Management and a prolific writer on land and forestry policy, Clawson furnishes an up-to-date and stimulating account to all those with an interest in federal lands policy.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Clawson, a researcher and writer on federal lands topics since 1936, attempts major reconsideration of the whole concept of public land ownership—the report succeeds in both its purpose and its message. Recommended.'
Library Journal

'This book chronicles the evolution of economic, social and legal problems facing planners in this area, and the thorough treatment of all these issues makes this essential reading for those seriously interested in the future of federal lands...an excellent reference for the history of the federal lands and the policies and laws governing their use...this volume is a tremendous source of information, indispensable to future researchers and policy makers in this field.'
The Southern Economic Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801830976
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1983
Series:
Rff Press Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.97(d)

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