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Environmental Law

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

2001

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The Protection Of Cultural Resources On Public Lands: Federal Statutes And Regulations, Sandra Zellmer Jun 2001

The Protection Of Cultural Resources On Public Lands: Federal Statutes And Regulations, Sandra Zellmer

College of Law, Faculty Publications

The federal public lands—national forests, parks, and rangelands—are widely known for their vast natural resources: timber; range; minerals; watersheds; wildlife; and sweeping vistas of incredible beauty and diversity. No less notable are the cultural resources found on the public lands. Some of the earliest withdrawals of public lands from homesteading or other disposition occurred because of their cultural and historic importance.1 Preserving and allowing access to resources with cultural significance are critical to sustaining diverse, viable communities as well as our national, collective heritage. For American Indian people in particular, certain places, physical features, and objects on ...