Understanding environmental problems; identifying stakeholders; understanding core interests; procedural fairness; justifying aspirations; administrative procedures; litigation; limits of negotiation; general approaches to environmental policy; of general applicability to environmental problems; applicable to water resource issues; applicable to air quality issues; applicable to toxic clean-up issues; and land use issues; aimed at third party participants.
The case-book to be used in this course is Federal Public Land and Resources Law, (Coggins, Wilkinson, Leshy). One will need to refer to the 1990 Statutory Supplement as well. It will be assumed that the student will have completed the Foundations of American Natural Resources Law course Extensive reference will be made to materials covered in that course. Deals with the legal status and management of federal lands. Explores federal law, policy, and agency practice affecting the use of mineral, timber, range, water, wildlife, and wilderness resources on public lands.The course will proceed as follows. There will be an introduction which will cover the field of public land law and the acquisition of public lands. We will then move through the history of public land law, the federal-state relationship and executive and judicial authority. We will then focus on the following five substantive areas; hard-rock mining, the range resource, the timber resource, the wildlife resource and finally wilderness. Supplemental readings will be assigned as appropriate.