Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191302
Title:
Arizona's sagebrush rebellion: Politics and land management.
Author:
Keane, John Lacy.
Issue Date:
1981
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The "Sagebrush Rebellion" is a loose-knit political movement in the western states that demands state ownership and control over millions of acres of land that has always been owned and more or less controlled by the Federal government. Arizona's legislature in 1980 followed the lead of several other states by passing a law claiming these federal lands. Three causes of or justifications for this Rebellion are examined. The legal justification for the Rebellion is found to be poor indeed; the legal arguments are used as a device to garner support by those who support the Rebellion either because of their political philosophy or because of the way they want the land managed. The differences in political philosophy and land use goals between the pro- and anti-Rebellion forces are examined and found to be fundamental. As a case in point the operations of the Arizona State Land Department and the BLM in Arizona are compared. The nature of "multiple use management" is discussed and its role in the economic and political struggles over public resources is indicated. It is suggested that little land will actually be given to the states. The Sagebrush Rebellion is in fact just another device that certain users of public lands and certain political forces employ to influence federal decision making.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Watershed management -- Arizona.; Sagebrush.; Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Knorr, Phillip N.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleArizona's sagebrush rebellion: Politics and land management.en_US
dc.creatorKeane, John Lacy.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKeane, John Lacy.en_US
dc.date.issued1981en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe "Sagebrush Rebellion" is a loose-knit political movement in the western states that demands state ownership and control over millions of acres of land that has always been owned and more or less controlled by the Federal government. Arizona's legislature in 1980 followed the lead of several other states by passing a law claiming these federal lands. Three causes of or justifications for this Rebellion are examined. The legal justification for the Rebellion is found to be poor indeed; the legal arguments are used as a device to garner support by those who support the Rebellion either because of their political philosophy or because of the way they want the land managed. The differences in political philosophy and land use goals between the pro- and anti-Rebellion forces are examined and found to be fundamental. As a case in point the operations of the Arizona State Land Department and the BLM in Arizona are compared. The nature of "multiple use management" is discussed and its role in the economic and political struggles over public resources is indicated. It is suggested that little land will actually be given to the states. The Sagebrush Rebellion is in fact just another device that certain users of public lands and certain political forces employ to influence federal decision making.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSagebrush.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairKnorr, Phillip N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKing, David A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberUnderhill, A. Heatonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShaw, William W.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc214288710en_US
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