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LAW-B 550: WILDLIFE LAW (1 - 3 credit)


Course covers the basic legal issues involved in conservation and management of wildlife. The coverage includes not just terrestrial animals, but all "wild" life, including plants, fish, and fungi. Topics include the relationship between real property and wildlife, sovereignty and federalism issues, the Endangered Species Act, and other federal programs, and the problems of ecosystem management. In dealing with these subjects, students will apply statutory provisions and regulations to problems. The class also will discuss the public policy, ethical, scientific and economics issues associated with environmental decision-making.