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.
Examines the historical, political, and intellectual influences that created and shaped major areas of law governing land and natural resources development and conservation, especially in the American West. Readings include books and articles by leading writers as well as the landmark court decisions. Enables students with a passing interest in natural resources to take a single course in the field. Allows students going on to take other natural resource courses a more advanced treatment of the subject matter.