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Federalism in the Forest

Federalism in the Forest
Tomas M. Koontz
Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2002
SD565 .K66 2002

Should public land be state-managed with profits in mind, or should it be managed from the federal level, driven by "higher concerns" like citizen participation and environmental protection? Koontz deals not only with these issues but examines how effective those differing policies are on both levels. Beyond policy, however, this book is also about the very human issues of federalism, decentralization of control over public lands, citizen participation, and how agency policies, both state and federal, are formulated and exercised. Although arguments fly about the decentralization of public lands - most often based on ideology - Koontz offers empirical evidence that demonstrates not only that devolution matters, but how.

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