60 U. Colo. L. Rev. 923 (1989)
Taking Account of the Ecosystem on the Public Domain: Law and Ecology in the Greater Yellowstone Region

handle is hein.journals/ucollr60 and id is 933 raw text is: TAKING ACCOUNT OF THE ECOSYSTEM ON
THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: LAW AND
ECOLOGY IN THE GREATER
YELLOWSTONE REGION
ROBERT B. KEITER*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.  Introduction ................................         924
II. Ecology and the Public Lands .......................... 929
III. Yellowstone as an Ecosystem ........................... 933
A. The Natural Environment ......................... 933
B. Interjurisdictional Conflict: Economics and the
Environm ent  ......................................  937
C. The Cumulative Impact Problem ................... 942
IV. Law and Ecology: Management Under Conflicting
Philosophies  ...........................................  943
A. The Preserved Lands: Restraint Beyond the
Border?  ...........................................  944
1.  The  National Parks ............................  944
2.  W ilderness  .....................................  951
B. Wildlife: The Irrelevance of Conventional
Boundaries  ........................................  956
1.  Endangered  Species ............................  956
2.  Biological Diversity  ............................  963
C. The Multiple Use Lands: A Struggle for
D om inance ........................................  967
1.  A n  Overview  ..................................  968
2. Timber: Slipping from Dominance? ............. 972
3. Oil and Gas: Moving Up on the Agenda? ....... 975
4. Wilderness Designation: A Lingering
Conundrum   ...................................  982
D. Interagency Coordination: The Quest for Common
G round  ...........................................  984
Professor of Law, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. I am grateful to Joe Sax, Joel
Selig, Richard Schneebeck, and Kate Fox for their helpful comments on earlier drafts of this article. I
also am indebted to Sam Benham and Mary Beth Siemon, University of Wyoming law students, for
their tireless research assistance. The George Hopper Faculty Research Fund at the University of
Wyoming College of Law provided me with generous financial support while working on this project.

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