URP 583

URP 583– Natural Resources Law

Course Details

Course No.: 24355

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2016 Spring

Location: TBD – 106 O'Brian Hall

Meeting Day(s): Monday-Wednesday

Meeting Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Faculty: Owley

Faculty: Owley

This course provides an overview of the laws aimed at managing and preserving natural resources and biodiversity through a variety of private, regulatory, informational, and public land-management mechanisms. We will examine statutes, regulations, and other mechanisms governing the management of the federal lands and their resources. We will consider the historical, political, and ecological influences on the law and management of these resources. This course will introduce the agencies with jurisdiction over the components of the federal estate and environmental regulation. Through this lens, you will strengthen your understanding of administrative law, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. The course also covers regulation of natural resources—including land, water, and biodiversity—on state, tribal, and private land.