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Reforming federal land management : cutting the Gordian knot

Author: Allan K Fitzsimmons
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For over a century, American have created laws, processes, objectives, priorities, and rules for federal land management that often conflict with each other. We now have inconsistent laws, unclear priorities, procedural mazes, and an antiquated bureaucratic structure. The result is a loss of public benefits and undesirable impact on natural resources. The author argues for major changes and offers new ideas for how  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan K Fitzsimmons
ISBN: 9781442215962 1442215968 9781442215955 144221595X
OCLC Number: 759175620
Description: xiii, 173 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the nature and scope of the problem --
Federal lands in the first decade of the twenty-first century --
Americans and the land: change through time --
Laws, regulations, policies, and courts: sources of management direction --
Toward cutting the Gordian knot --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Allan K. Fitzsimmons.

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For over a century, American have created laws, processes, objectives, priorities, and rules for federal land management that often conflict with each other. We now have inconsistent laws, unclear priorities, procedural mazes, and an antiquated bureaucratic structure. The result is a loss of public benefits and undesirable impact on natural resources. The author argues for major changes and offers new ideas for how those changes can be accomplished.

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To anyone concerned with federal lands-covering 28 percent of the United States-it is obvious that competing and overlapping laws, agencies, courts, and interest groups have made coherent management Read more...

 
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