Stumbling to Johannesburg: The United States' Haphazard Progress Toward Sustainable Forestry Law

17 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2005  

Robert Fischman

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Abstract

This Article addresses how well forestry law in the United States promotes sustainable development, with special attention to the trends of the past decade. The role of law in shaping forest management decisions has been a contentious issue in this recent period, and forestry has been at the forefront of public concern about sustainability of natural resource management generally. Therefore, the problems and opportunities for forestry law to promote sustainable development are indications of the weaknesses and strengths of the overall U.S. legal regime.

Keywords: forestry law, sustainable development, forest management

Suggested Citation

Fischman, Robert, Stumbling to Johannesburg: The United States' Haphazard Progress Toward Sustainable Forestry Law. Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 32, p. 10291, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=660444

Robert Fischman (Contact Author)

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

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Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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