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Saving All the Parts: Federal-State Cooperation in Wildlife Management

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Buck, Susan J.
Conference: Colloquium at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Location: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Conf. Date: 1996
Date: 1996
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/1545
Sector: Wildlife
History
Region: North America
Subject(s): wildlife--history
Workshop
Abstract: "In theory the power of the American federal government over wildlife is considerable, but in practice the states have been allowed a great deal of latitude in regulating wildlife. This background paper describes the history of federal-state relationships in managing the nation's wildlife. It begins with the erosion of the state ownership doctrine and concludes with the passage of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration (Pittman-Robertson) Act of 1937 and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration (Dingell-Johnson) Act of 1950. These acts are the primary vehicles for contemporary federal-state cooperation in wildlife management and are the focus of the colloquium presentation."

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