Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Summer Conference (8th: 1987: Boulder, Colo.)


Conference organizers and/or speakers included University of Colorado School of Law professors Lawrence J. MacDonnell and Charles F. Wilkinson.

Public land management has undergone major changes in recent years in response to the greatly increased planning responsibilities mandated by Congress.

Public Lands During the Remainder of the 20th Century: Planning Law and Policy in the Federal Land Agencies looked at management and planning issues related to seven major resources in the public lands: timber, rangeland, minerals, wildlife, water, recreation, and preservation values. Charles F. Wilkinson, Professor of Law, University of Colorado, gave a luncheon talk on "Public Land Planning: Will the Current System Endure?" Ninety-three registrants from 15 states and DC heard a wide variety of viewpoints from 26 speakers, including Guy R. Martin, Perkins Coie, Washington, DC, on "The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: A Case Study in Reconciling Nationally Significant Wildlife Protection, Wilderness and Mineral Potential" and Harris D. Sherman, Arnold & Porter, Denver, on "Ski Development in National Forests." An especially innovative development in public land management was presented by Wayne Elmore, from the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon, speaking on "Riparian Management: Back to Basics."


Betsy Levin, Lawrence J. MacDonnell

Alternate Title

Planning, Law, and Policy in the Federal Land Agencies