Environmental Law

A journal investigating issues of environment law and policy on a local, national and international level.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, Fall

A Preservation Paradox: Political Prestidigitation and an Enduring Resource of Wildness
I. INTRODUCTION II. WILDERNESS AND WILD LANDS: NECESSITY OR ANACHRONISM? A. Biodiversity Values of Wild Lands B. Anthropocentric Values of Wild Lands III. FOUNDATIONAL LEGAL CANONS: THE CONSTITUTIONAL POWER FOR PRESERVING FEDERAL PUBLIC...
Frankenstein and Pitbull? Transmogrifying the Endangered Species Act and "Fixing" the San Juan-Chama Project after Rio Grande Silvery Minnow V. Keys
I. INTRODUCTION II. CAN'T MOVE THE MOUNTAINS? MOVE THE RIVER: BIODIVERSITY AND PROPERTY RIGHTS IN AN ENGINEERED HYDROSYSTEM A. The Minnow and the Bosque Ecosystem B. The Reclamation Program and State Water Law 1. Structure of the Reclamation...
Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the 21st Century
On a damp spring weekend--March 26-28, 2004--Lewis & Clark Law School hosted the 2004 Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) at its campus in Portland, Oregon. The topic of the 2004 Annual Conference...
Recreation Wars for Our Natural Resources
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE THREE ERAS OF NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT A. Era I: Commodity Development B. Era II: Environmental Protection C. A New Era of Conflicts: Preservationists, Recreationists, and More Recreationists 1. Three...
Ride 'Em Cowboy: A Critical Look at BLM'S Proposed New Grazing Regulations
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND A. Livestock Grazing on BLM Lands B. BLM Grazing Administration 1. Grazing Permits and Allotment Management Plans 2. Land-Use Plans III. THE PROPOSED NEW REGULATIONS A. Exclusion of Public Participation ...
The Healthy Forests Initiative: Unhealthy Policy Choices in Forest and Fire Management
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND ON THE CURRENT FOREST HEALTH CONTROVERSY A. The Source of the Problem: Exclusionary Fire Management B. Development and Ascendancy of "Comprehensive" Fire Management III. THE INITIATIVE'S REGULATORY CHANGES A. Streamlining...
Traveling in Opposite Directions: Roadless Area Management under the Clinton and Bush Administrations
I. INTRODUCTION II. A SHORT HISTORY OF FOREST SERVICE MANAGEMENT OF ROADLESS AREAS A. Forest Service Management of Primitive and Roadless Areas Before the Roadless Rule B. The Current Legal Framework for Managing Roadless Areas in ...