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The National Wildlife Refuges: Coordinating a Conservation System Through Law

By: Robert L Fischman

240 pages, Tabs, maps, figs

Island Press

Paperback | Sep 2003 | #142823 | ISBN: 1559639911
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #142824 | ISBN: 1559639903
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About this book

Provides a comprehensive examination of the laws and policies governing management of the national wildlife refuges. The book describes the National Wildlife Refuge System and its legal history; offers a detailed breakdown of the 1997 act, including its purpose, designated uses, comprehensive planning provisions, substantive management criteria, and public participation aspects; considers individual refuges and specific issues that apply to only certain refuges; discusses oil and gas development in refuges; offers observations about how well the refuge system law resolves historic tensions and achieves modern conservation goals.


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Biography

Robert L. Fischman is professor of law and Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow at Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington. He has published widely on issues related to public land management, endangered species recovery, biological diversity protection, environmental impact analysis, and sustainable forestry. Before entering teaching, he served as director of the Natural Resources Program at the Environmental Law Institute.

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