URP 583– Natural Resources Law
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
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.