Managing Public Lands in the Public Interest

Hardcover | October 1, 1988

byBenjamin C. Dysart

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This collection of essays thoroughly discusses the controversies surrounding public land management. Leading academics and policy makers examine various uses of public lands--and the views of those who use these national resources. The articles convey the varied interests and experiences of the authors in the field of land management; yet, all convey a number of crucial themes: the impossibiblity of terminating public land use; the necessity of continuing private use and multiple use; the need for sound policies to ensure the land's productivity; and the need for public involvement in land management. This sweeping examination will interest land resource managers, academics in environmental engineering, and government policy makers.

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This collection of essays thoroughly discusses the controversies surrounding public land management. Leading academics and policy makers examine various uses of public lands--and the views of those who use these national resources. The articles convey the varied interests and experiences of the authors in the field of land management; ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:157 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 1, 1988Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275929906

ISBN - 13:9780275929909

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?A collection of papers by distinguished authors selected by two preeminent authorities on public land management. Actually written more in the style of essays, the papers give a good overview of the problems and issues confronted in public land management, including the topics of privatization, multiple use, public policy development, the planning process, and private use of public lands. The authors come from a variety of different backgrounds and perspectives, which adds richness to the discussions--lobbyists, private industry representative, planners, academics, public land managers, and think-tank researchers. Most of the topics covered are in a cursory manner with little depth added to the discussions. Each essay concludes with a simple, useful bibliography, which is supplemented with a listing of background readings at the end of the book. The style is generally easy enough for the moderately knowledgeable citizen. The book would be most useful as supplementary readings for upper-division college students and/or as a catalyst for discussion in a graduate course on public land policy.?-Choice