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This seminar will provide an opportunity to observe first-hand some of the places and resources discussed in courses on water law and natural resources Law. The seminar will be held in north-central Arizona near Flagstaff and far-northern Arizona near Page. Sites that the seminar participants will visit will likely include forests, rangelands, burned areas, and ecological restoration projects in the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, one or more renewable energy projects, habitats for threatened and endangered species, Glen Canyon Dam, and the Colorado River in Glen Canyon. At each of these locations, seminar participants will meet with officials and scientists from federal and state agencies and private organizations involved in management of land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources. We will discuss the application and implementation of environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Forest Management Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and the Grand Canyon Protection Act.
Students in the seminar must complete approximately 300 pages of reading before departure, and must write a 20 page paper after returning. There will also be three class sessions in Tempe before departure. Lodging and transportation will be provided at no cost. Seminar participants will be responsible for the costs of their meals.
TO ENROLL IN THIS SEMINAR, STUDENTS MUST HAVE TAKEN EITHER WATER LAW, NATURAL RESOURCES LAW, FEDERAL INDIAN LAW OR THE ARIZONA WATER LAW SEMINAR.
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Prerequisite: Water Law, Natural Resources Law or Arizona Water Law Seminar
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None