Course Descriptions

PS217 :  Introduction to Public Land Management: The Politics of Recreation

The course examines the growing number of management problems associated with outdoor recreation of public lands. Emphasis is placed on legal, societal and historical explanations of management decisions and topics including agency autonomy and accountability, elements of the administrative rulemaking process, the nature and role of competing user groups and the influence such groups have over policy outcomes. Discussion is framed in the regional context of the Pacific Northwest.
Prerequisite: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.
Credit Hours: 3
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