College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

The William Main Distinguished Visitors Series

Environmental Regulation and Natural Resources

Wes R. Higbie, Visiting Professor

ESPM 150
ESPM 290
3 Units
Fall Semester 2009
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 pm
2326 Tolman Hall

This course will examine environmental regulation of the management and stewardship of natural resources. We will look at regulation of a variety of natural resources activities including management of forests, air and water resources, agriculture, grazing, mining, oil and gas, parks and recreation, fisheries and wildlife. Along the way we will address overarching issues of air and water pollution, sustainability and various regulatory tools such as zoning, permits, regulations and environmental impact reports. Our emphasis will be on the contours of existing regulatory programs, with some discussion of their policy implications and how those programs might be improved.

About the William Main Series

The William Main Distinguished Visitor Series brings speakers from business, government, and non-governmental organizations to teach students about current issues. The Main Series will host 7 dinners for guest speakers, students and other members of the university community at the Faculty Club to promote the fuller exchange of ideas.