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Legal issues related to the use of water on the federal rangelands

Pamela Baldwin

Legal issues related to the use of water on the federal rangelands

by Pamela Baldwin

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Range management -- United States,
  • Rangelands -- United States -- Water-supply,
  • Range policy -- United States,
  • Rangelands -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Public lands -- United States,
  • Water rights -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Pamela Baldwin
    SeriesCRS report -- no. 85-156 A, Report (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 85-156 A, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1985-1986, reel 5, fr. 000236
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationviii, 83 p.
    Number of Pages83
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15454398M

    What are federal rangelands? Why are public rangelands in poor condition? Why are rangelands important? What are some facts about grasslands? Land and Water Use. View all chapters. Agriculture. Forestry. Rangelands. Land Conservation. Mining. Fishing and Hunting. General Natural Resource Use and Consumption. Rangelands publishes articles on the current state of the science and art of rangeland management. As a publication of the Society for Range Management, Rangelands provides readers relevant information founded in the current rangeland science and management knowledge base in an approachable format. Rangeland management occurs at the nexus of ecology, soil science, hydrology, animal science.

    Arizona State University's Center for the Study of Law, Science and Technology hosts a symposium with 39 speakers Nov. on Environmental, Economic and Legal Issues Related to Rangeland Water.   Water right law in California and the rest of the West is markedly different from the laws governing water use in the eastern United States. Seasonal, geographic, and quantitative differences in precipitation caused California’s system to develop into a unique blend of two very different kinds of rights: riparian and appropriative.

    Forests and Rangelands is an active, cooperative effort of the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and their land management agencies. Forests and Rangelands provides fire, fuels, and land management information for government officials, land and wildland fire management. Information about environmental issues specifically relating to the livestock production in pastures, rangeland, and other grazing operations. About Pasture, Rangeland, and Other Grazing Operations Rangelands are those lands on which the native vegetation (climax or natural potential plant community) is predominantly grasses, grass-like plants.


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Legal issues related to the use of water on the federal rangelands by Pamela Baldwin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Legal issues related to the use of water on the federal rangelands. [Pamela Baldwin; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. Rangelands Rangelands. Rangelands are described as lands on which the indigenous vegetation is predominately grasses, grass-like plants, forbs, and possibly shrubs or dispersed trees.

Existing plant communities can include both native and introduced plants. Disturbed lands that have been revegetated naturally or artificially are included.

Unfortunately, mismanaged rangelands are all too common. The law governing public lands mandates that no use in an ecosystem (like livestock grazing) shall be allowed to diminish other uses (like fishing, wildlife habitat, or recreation).

Drinking Water. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is the main federal law that ensures the quality of Americans' drinking water. Under SDWA, EPA sets standards for drinking water quality and oversees the states, localities, and water suppliers who implement those standards.

Read more here About the Safe Drinking Water Act. Laws and Regulations. Common law sources of water law. The United States inherited the British common law system which develops legal principles through judicial decisions made in the context of disputes between parties.

Statutory and constitutional law forms the framework within which these disputes are resolved, to some extent, but decisional law developed through the resolution of specific disputes is the great. In many areas of the developing world where rangelands are the major land type, land degradation and conflicts regarding land use are, or should be, prominent issues facing policy makers.

Pastoralist communities are often marginalized compared to state concern with mining or cropping or the state has an agrarian “mind-set.”. Federal rangelands in the United States are rangelands managed by the federal government.

Federal rangelands in the United States are rangelands managed by the federal government. Rangelands are defined as composed primarily of grasses or shrub like vegetation suitable for grazing. This includes a diversity of different land cover types in the United States. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act ofas amended, is the Bureau of Land Management goals and objectives be established by law as guidelines for public land use planning, and that or related services over areas large enough.

Fiscal Law Issues Many questions often arise regarding whether or not using the purchase card for a particular purchase is authorized by law.

In many cases, there may not be a purchase card restriction but there is a higher-level restriction (i.e., is the use of government appropriated funds authorized for the purchase in question). About half of this acreage, 96 million acres, is rangelands.

These diverse ecosystems produce an equally diverse array of tangible and intangible products. Tangible products include forage for grazing and browsing animals, wildlife habitat, water, minerals, energy, recreational opportunities, some wood products, and plant and animal genes.

Complaints. Learn how to file complaints and complain more effectively to resolve common consumer problems. Complaints Against the Government. Learn how to file a complaint to your federal or local government and its agencies. 78 RANGELANDS 16(2), April Table des toward federal range management policies.

Statement Livestock grazing should be banned on federal rangelands More rangeland wilderness areas should be established Livestock grazing should be permitted in rangeland wilderness areas Greater protection should be given to fish such as salmon More should be done to protect rare plant communities.

There are three issues regarding the rights and duties of land owners with regard to water that must be addressed: The right of landowners to waters that are in watercourses (e.g., streams, rivers etc.) that border on the landowner’s property.; The rights of landowners regarding ground or well water.

The management of rangelands can have major impacts on the water available in Texas. Rangeland in a state of good health will provide Texans with a high quality water source, promote infiltration for ground water recharge, filter overland flow of water, provide forage. A wave of environmental legislation—including the Multiple Use and Sustained Yield Act inthe Resources Planning Act ofthe Federal Land Policy and Management Act ofand the Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act of —was enacted at least in part in response to concern about the state of U.S.

rangelands. Additional Related Topics; Payment for Ecosystem Services Valuation Tools Water. Water here refers to the ecosystem services water provides or is provided by California rangelands.

Nearly all surface water in California passes through rangelands. The Pastoral Development Network represents a world-wide network of researchers, administrators and extension personnel interested in the issues of pastoralism and rangelands.

Between and the PDN was managed by ODI and published regular mailings including newsletters and a wide ranging series of papers on pastoralism and related issues.

many of these federal authorities is delegated to the states. EPA also provides financial assistance to states and local governments to aid them in administering pollution control programs and in complying with certain federal environmental requirements. Several federal statutes provide the legal authority for EPA’s programs and activities.

Sandhage-Hofmann, in Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Abstract. Rangelands cover great parts of the world and are home of many people worldwide. They provide a wide variety of ecosystem goods and services requested by humans.

This includes livestock forage, wildlife habitat, water, mineral resources, wood products, wildland recreation, open space and. Water Water is nota new issue to people in the drier regions of the world: rangeland ecologists, farmers, and urban plan- ners in these areas have worried about water shortages for years.

Water issues have only recently been acknow- ledged in many decision centers. Even in nations with vast rangelands, political actions now emanate from rela. Clean Water Act (CWA), also known as Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments ofU.S.

legislation enacted in to restore and maintain clean and healthy CWA was a response to increasing public concern for the environment and for the condition of the nation’s waters.

It served as a major revision of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act ofwhich had proven.The Public Land & Resources Law Review is run by a board of student editors at the University of Montana's Alexander Blewett III School of Law.

The organization supports professional scholarship and student-written articles exploring legal issues related to public lands and land use, natural resources and the environment, and tribal and federal.Under its multiple-use and sustained yield mandates, the BLM manages public rangelands for various uses and values, including livestock grazing, recreational opportunities, healthy watersheds, and wildlife habitat.

These lands preserve the open spaces that continue to shape the character of the about national and regional rangeland health, including state range.