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Beset by competing interests, efforts by federal agencies, Congress, and the courts to balance ecological and economic values in the development of federal land policies have produced a wide range of outcomes. This volume examines the interplay between political organizations, interest groups, economic conditions, and demographic shifts, offering an explanation of changes in policies during this period that affected the management of rangeland, timber, energy, mineral, and wilderness resources. It will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental politics and policy, natural resource management, public policy, and environmental history as well as to the general reader.
First Published in 2018. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
"Those who wish to learn more about the forces that drive current events in the public land area will find this book essential reading". -- Environmental History Review.
Debates concerning the federal role in regulating industry and in managing the nation's public lands are becoming increasingly contentious.
Brings together noted scholars to address the federal government's policy process as it affects Western states, how bureaucracy and politics shape environmental dialogues in the West, how western states innovate environmental policies independently of Washington, and how and when science is involved in management of the West's federal lands. Original.
"This new edition offers a comprehensive and current survey of major western policy and environmental issues. Contributors address the policy process as it affects the states in the region, and how bureaucracy and politics shape environmental dialogues in the West. "--

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