Reviewed Work: Locking up the Range: Federal Land Controls and Grazing by Gary D. Libecap
Federal land, Land Policy, Grazing, Range, Land Use
Professor Gary Libecap has written a short, readable, and useful book about the long-standing conflicts between regulating bureaucrats and regulated stockmen over the terms of grazing the public lands in the West. Its principal theme is that vacillating and often arbitrary policies, molded largely by the self-interest of the Interior Department and its agencies over the decades, have produced a chaotic environment in which it has been very difficult for ranchers to utilize the range resources efficiently. The work should excite historians particularly, as Libecap traces the major developments in the relationship between the ranchers and the Department of Interior over more th
Original Publication Citation
Review of book Locking up the Range by Gary D. Libecap, Agricultural History, Vol. 56, No. 4, Oct. 1982, pp. 731-733.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gardner, B. Delworth, "Reviewed Work: Locking up the Range: Federal Land Controls and Grazing by Gary D. Libecap" (1982). Faculty Publications. 2219.
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