Contemporary Politics of Wilderness Preservation
15 Pages Posted: 4 May 2010
Date Written: July 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.
Keywords: wilderness, federal lands, national forests, Bureau of Land Management, land conservation politics
JEL Classification: Q20, Q28
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