Who Is Minding the Federal Estate?

Who Is Minding the Federal Estate? : Political Management of America's Public Lands

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Who Is Minding the Federal Estate? takes the reader on a tour of America's public lands from their history to their current state. Looking from the inside-out and the outside-in, this book helps those interested in conservation and environmental protection gain an understanding of the logic behind public land management. The author invites the reader to be daring and innovative, opening a box of new tools for potential reform that would advance public land stewardship.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073913101X
  • 9780739131015

About Holly Lippke Fretwell

Holly Lippke Fretwell is fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center. She is also adjunct instructor in the department of agriculture economics and economics at Montana State University.show more

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Recommended. CHOICE, January 2010 If any area of government is in great need of 'change' today, it is public land management. It is failing economically and environmentally. Holly Fretwell offers here a valuable diagnosis of public land problems and a set of possible solutions that should be required reading for the Obama administration. -- Robert H. Nelson, School of Public Policy, University of Marylandshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. History of American Public Lands Chapter 2. Federal Agencies Lose Money Chapter 3. Stewardship Problems Chapter 4. Is No Use Good Use? Chapter 5. How Much is Enough? Chapter 6. Understanding Incentives Chapter 7. Prescriptions for Reformshow more

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