Spring 2013
7397 SEM: Meeting the 21st Century Challenges of Natural Resource Management on Federal Lands - BURKE- 38790
Added 10-2-12; time/day added 10-22-12; sec # added 11-5-12

Professor(s): Marcilynn Burke (DEPARTED)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:30p  MWLocation: 117  TU2

Course Outline: This seminar will examine some of the mechanisms for the management, use, and preservation of natural resources on federal land and the Outer Continental Shelf, including wildlife, wilderness, refuges, rivers, national parks, National Conservation Landscape System lands, minerals (fluid and solid), and timber. This course considers the history, jurisdiction, and conflicts of the natural resource management agencies (primarily the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of the Interior) under the various natural resources statutes such as the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the General Mining Law, and the Mineral Leasing Act, to name just a few. Current issues to be considered include development of renewable energy on federal lands and on the Outer Continental Shelf, hydraulic fracturing, species listings and critical habitat designations, oil and gas development in the Arctic, wild horses and burros, and other challenging natural resource management issues.

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First Day Assignments: Academic Legal Writing, p.10-38 (don’t need to read “J. If You Must Write a Case Note”)

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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