The environmental politics and policy of western public lands / edited by Erika Allen Wolters and Brent S. Steel.
- Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2020.
xiii, 319 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
- Environmental policy -- West (U.S.).
Land use -- Government policy -- West (U.S.).
Public lands -- Government policy -- West (U.S.).
Land use -- Government policy.
Public lands -- Government policy.
West United States.
- "The management of public lands in the West is a matter of long-standing and oft-contentious debates. The government must balance the interests of a variety of stakeholders, including extractive industries like oil and timber; farmers, ranchers, and fishers; Native Americans; tourists; and environmentalists. Local, state, and government policies and approaches change according to the vagaries of scientific knowledge, the American and global economies, and political administrations. Occasionally, debates over public land usage erupt into major incidents, as with the armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. While a number of scholars work on the politics and policy of public land management, there has been no central book on the topic since the publication of Charles Davis's Western Public Lands and Environmental Politics (Westview, 2001). In The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands, Erika Allen Wolters and Brent Steel have assembled a stellar cast of scholars to consider long-standing issues and topics such as endangered species, land use, and water management while addressing more recent challenges to western public lands like renewable energy siting, fracking, Native American sovereignty, and land use rebellions. Chapters also address the impact of climate change on policy dimensions and scope. The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands is co-published with Oregon State University Open Educational Resources, who will release an open access edition alongside this print edition"-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I THE CHANGING WEST
1. The Old West, me New West, and the Next West / Donna L. Lybecker
2. Western Public Land Law and the Evolving Management Landscape / John Ruple
3. Rangeland Policy and Management in a Changing West: Political Marginalization and a Crisis of Trust / Mark W. Brunson
pt. II FOREST, WILDFIRE, AND WATER
4. Professionalism versus Politics: The Century-Long Battle over National Forest Policy / Christean Jenkins
5. Wildland Fire Policy and Climate Change: Evolution of Fire Policy and Current Needs / Eric Toman
6. The Changing Fate of Western Rivers: The Case of the Colorado / Doug Kenney
pt. III WILDERNESS AND WILDLIFE
7. Wild Places and Irreplaceable Resources: Protecting Wilderness and National Monuments / John Ruple
8. National Parks: Preserving America's Natural and Cultural Heritage / Robert B. Keiter
9. Introduction to Wildlife Management on Public Lands / Lauren Anderson
10. Endangered Species, Wildlife Corridors, and Climate Change in the US West / Hilary C. Young
pt. IV DEVELOPMENT, SOVEREIGNTY, AND CONFLICT IN THE WEST
11. Renewable Energy Development in the American West / Anna Karmazina
12. Regulating Oil and Gas on Federal Lands under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump / Charles Davis
13. Mining on Federal Land: Policy and Costs of Doing Business / P. Casey Giordano
14. Implications of Tribal Sovereignty, Federal Trust Responsibility, and Congressional Plenary Authority for Native American Lands Management / Shane Day
15. Western Rebellion: Who Owns the West? / Brent S. Steel
16. Conclusion: The Old West, the New West, and the Next West? / Rebecca L. Warner.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Wolters, Erika Allen, editor.
Steel, Brent, editor.
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