Every day, somewhere in the United States, a battle rages over one of America’s National Parks, Forests, or Monuments. Vacationers seek to camp, climb, and snowmobile. Environmentalists seek to protect critical habitats, and American Indians seek access to their sacred places. The battles spill across the boardroom and the courtroom, as the managers of these federal public lands struggle to balance the competing demands.
Law, Culture & Environment takes the reader on a journey through several pivotal disputes, including those at Rainbow Bridge, Devils Tower, Cave Rock, and Arizona SnowBowl, providing a fascinating insight into the relationship between negotiation and litigation, and the strategies used by the various stakeholders in their quest for success.
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