Public Lands Management in the West: Citizens, Interest Groups, and Values

Hardcover | August 1, 1997

EditorBrent Steel

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The use of public lands in the western United States has become the focus of international, national, and regional debate. Public concern for wildlife, fish, wilderness, recreation, and other values associated with these lands has increased substantially since the 1960s. And that concern has clashed with the more user/extraction orientation of traditional interests. The priorities for management of these lands have become the subject of increasing controversy and litigation, particularly with regard to U.S. federal forests and rangelands. At the heart of this debate are differing philosophical and normative views about the natural environment and human relationship to that environment. This volume provides an analysis of public values and philosophical views about the environment from an interdisciplinary perspective and will be of interest to scholars and policymakers in public policy, business-government relations, and environmentalism.

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The use of public lands in the western United States has become the focus of international, national, and regional debate. Public concern for wildlife, fish, wilderness, recreation, and other values associated with these lands has increased substantially since the 1960s. And that concern has clashed with the more user/extraction orient...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275956954

ISBN - 13:9780275956950

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"The volume edited by Brent Steel has much to offer observers in both of these natural resource policy categories....[I]t also has much to offer students in the broader fields of policy studies and political science....[T]his book leads the reader through the heart....[O]f the value conflicts that define federal land policy....[T]he quality of all the chapters if quite high....[I]n any event, Brent Steel and the other contributors to this volume deserve a hearty "congratulations for a job well done!" They have produced a project well worth reading by observers in the natural resource policy field and by anyone who wants to see how the models and techniques of political science can be brought to bear on a policy issue with skill and effectiveness."-American Politics