The Politics of National Forest Management

  • Julia M. Wondolleck
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPE)

Abstract

On paper, the decision-making processes described in Chapter 3 appear detailed but straightforward. In theory, they are rational processes involving professional land managers reviewing proposals, assessing impacts associated with these proposals, evaluating several alternatives, and, only then, rendering a decision. In making decisions, land managers consult with agency experts from several disciplines and frequently with individuals from industry or public interest groups. Such consultation is consistent with the professional, scientific land-management paradigm. It assumes that with sufficient information about a proposal a land manager will be able to make an appropriate decision; one that efficiently utilizes public land resources and, in so doing, satisfies the public’s interest in land management.

Keywords

National Forest Forest Plan Wilderness Area Grizzly Bear Environmental Impact Statement 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia M. Wondolleck
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Natural ResourcesThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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