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The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands

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Wolters, Erika Allen, editor
Steel, Brent S., editor
Minneapolis, MN : Open Textbook Library,.
Corvallis, Oregon : Oregon State University, 2020.
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In this volume, Erika Allen Wolters and Brent Steel have brought together the experts who can explain the evolution of public lands policies and politics in all their complexities. While their subject is complex, their prose is clear, and while their subject is torn by some of the most viciously self-interested, deceitful arguments in politics today, their prose is calm, factual, and evenhanded. No one should underestimate what a rare and valuable gift this is.
I. The Changing West -- The Old West, the New West, and the Next West? -- Western Public Land Law and the Evolving Management Landscape -- Rangeland Policy and Management in a Changing West -- II. Forest, Wildfire, and Water -- Professionalism versus Politics -- Wildland Fire Policy and Climate Change -- The Changing Fate of Western Rivers -- III. Wilderness and Wildlife -- Wild Places and Irreplaceable Resources -- National Parks -- Introduction to Wildlife Management on Public Lands -- Endangered Species, Wildlife Corridors, and Climate Change in the US West -- IV. Development, Sovereignty, and Conflict in the West -- Renewable Energy Development in the American West -- Regulating Oil and Gas on Federal Lands under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump -- Mining on Federal Land -- Implications of Tribal Sovereignty, Federal Trust Responsibility, and Congressional Plenary Authority for Native American Lands Management -- Western Rebellion -- Conclusion
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