Contemporary Politics of Wilderness Preservation
John D. Leshy
University of California Hastings College of the Law
July 1, 2005
Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2005
This paper explores the issues and the arguments in deciding whether to include tracts of federal lands in the National Wilderness Preservation System. It shows how the issues and debates have changed over the years since the System was created by the Wilderness Act of 1964.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: wilderness, federal lands, national forests, Bureau of Land Management, land conservation politics
JEL Classification: Q20, Q28working papers series
Date posted: May 4, 2010
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