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

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-16
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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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.

Author Biography

Holly Lippke Fretwell is fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). She is also adjunct instructor in the Department of Agriculture Economics and Economics at Montana State University.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tablesp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
History of American Public Landsp. 1
Federal Agencies Lose Moneyp. 25
Steward Problemsp. 51
Is No Use Good Use?p. 69
How Much is Enough?p. 87
Understanding Incentivesp. 101
Prescription for Reformp. 115
Bibliographyp. 137
Indexp. 147
About the Authorp. 157
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