chapter  6
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Resolution of Conflicts in Legislation and Policies: Assessing the Legal Foundations

Having reviewed the rise of conflicts on public land in the previous chapter, this chapter examines how these conflicts are resolved in law and the extent to which such a solution has been achieved. Both Congress and the NPS have established their respective understandings of how a national park should look and how conflicts arising from park management should be resolved. Therefore, the assessment of the legal foundations is two-fold: it involves what Congress states in law and how the agency interprets the statutory language.