|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsList of Tables
Introduction: The Nature and Scope of the Problem
Chapter 1: Federal Lands in the First Decade of the 21st Century
Chapter 2: Americans and the Land: Change Through Time
Chapter 3: Laws, Regulations, Policies, and Courts: Sources of Management Direction
Chapter 4: Toward Cutting the Gordian Knot
Appendix A: Federal Acreage by State, Agency, and Region – 2008
About the Author
What People are Saying About This
This well written and well documented book is on point and captures the problems standing in the way of rational federal land management. The thought provoking solutions take a different slant than is typical of public land commentators and provide an excellent starting point for the debate over the future of federal land. I highly recommend the book for anyone concerned about our federal estate.
Allan Fitzsimmons has a rare background of extensive practical experience with public lands management, coupled with a scholar’s interest in objectively analyzing what works and what does not. Reforming Federal Land Management illustrates the complex historical and philosophical attitudes influencing our land management approaches through a series of informative examples. Fitzsimmons’ recommendations for cutting through the “Gordian Knot” of the current system are thought-provoking and should stimulate a national debate.
How do we cut the "Gordian Knot" of conflicting laws and procedural mazes that characterize public land management? Allan Fitzsimmons asks this bold question and offers bold answers. He wants to make us think—and he succeeds in a remarkably informed and elegantly written treatise.
To anyone concerned with federal lands—covering 28 percent of the United States—it is obvious that competing and overlapping laws, agencies, courts, and interest groups have made coherent management impossible. The great achievement of this book is to make the obvious inescapable and to propose politically practicable policies for reforming the administration of these lands.