Issues and Conflicts in the Management of the Public Domain of the Saddle Mountains in Eastern Washington: A Case Study
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
This thesis examines the prehistoric, historic, and contemporary patterns of land use and their effects in the Saddle Mountains of eastern Washington. Federal laws and Indian treaties require that federal lands be managed to preserve natural and cultural resources while meeting the demands of private interests for economic development and of the general public for recreational access. Land management conflicts created by these diverse interests are reviewed in the context of the history of the study area, the legal framework that directs its management, and the management process as it actually works. It concludes with recommendations to resolve land use conflicts.
Sharpe, James Jack, "Issues and Conflicts in the Management of the Public Domain of the Saddle Mountains in Eastern Washington: A Case Study" (1997). All Master's Theses. 1348.