Ecosystem Management and the Role of Water Resources
Adell L. Amos
University of Oregon, School of Law
April 1, 2004
American Bar Association, Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Ecosystems Committee Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 2, April 2004
Water is a component of every ecosystem and a necessary piece in the protection of ecological integrity. Often the focus in land conservation is on the physical metes and bounds of a particular parcel of land without adequate consideration for other components necessary for land protection. Without water, the conservation goals associated with land set aside by federal or state governments, non-governmental entities or private individuals cannot be achieved. The need to address water resources as part of ecosystem protection is more pronounced in the face of ever-increasing water shortages, familiar in the western United States and quickly moving east.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: water law, environmental law
Date posted: July 2, 2008
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