Conservation Law (LAW 775)

The protection of nature in parks, wilderness areas, and wildlife refuges has produced a special body of law throughout the states and the one-third of the United States that constitutes public lands.  Fish and game laws are examined along with newer regulations of private lands to protect ecological systems or rare geological features such as wild and scenic rivers.  Marine sanctuaries, international parks, and habitat protection for migratory species are examined.  The relative rights of Native Americans, private property owners, state governments, and federal agencies are analyzed.

2 credit hours.

Faculty: Robert J. Goldstein, Adjunct