Natural Resources Law
This course explores the tensions between ecological limitations and economic development; the challenges and different types of resource scarcity; and the search for the proper locus of resource management. The course encourages the student to explore solutions that may be socially painful, but are necessary to overcome market incentives and promote environmentally short-sighted management. It also examines the critical role of values in natural resource management choices.
The course will emphasize resources particularly important in the southeastern United States which include wildlife and biodiversity, protected natural, historicaly and cultural lands, forests, minerals, and the increasingly contentious issue of water use.
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