Contemporary Politics of Wilderness Preservation

15 Pages Posted: 4 May 2010  

John D. Leshy

University of California Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: July 1, 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Leshy, John D., Contemporary Politics of Wilderness Preservation (July 1, 2005). Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1600433 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1600433

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