This course surveys the legal and institutional framework governing the use and management of natural resources, primarily in the West. We will focus largely on uses of federal public lands, such as grazing, logging, mining, energy development, and recreation. We will also address other resources, such as wildlife and state lands. The course is appropriate for students interested in concentrating in this field, as well as those who only seek an overview of natural resources law. Most readings will come from Klein, Cheever & Birdsong's Natural Resources Law, 2nd edition (Aspen).